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Assembly to take up bill allowing carcass movement

April 2, 2019

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly is set to take up a bill next week that would allow hunters to move deer carcasses across county lines.

The Department of Natural Resources adopted rules in August that prohibited hunters from moving carcasses out of counties infected with chronic wasting disease or counties adjacent to counties with an infection.

Republicans on the Legislature’s rules committee suspended the regulations in October, saying the rules were rushed and hunters were outraged at not being able to bring their deer home if they live in another county.

State law requires the committee to submit a bill supporting any rules suspension. The panel complied in February, introducing a proposal that bars the DNR from prohibiting inter-county carcass transport.

The Assembly is scheduled to vote on the measure April 9.