Alabama’s conservation department is banning the importation of deer carcasses from Mississippi in order to stop the spread of disease. A test in January of a 4 year-old buck showed positive signs of Chronic Wasting Disease- a neurological disease that affects deer, elk, and moose and is always fatal.
A statement from Alabama Wildlife Section Chief Keith Gauldin says the state has closely monitored the deer population for years and found no evidence of the disease. Gauldin asks the public for help to keep the state disease-free. Hunters can still transport deboned meat, cleaned skulls with antlers, teeth, and tanned hides.