CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE
If you hunt deer in Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia and any other CWD-infected state, you may not bring a deer back into Kentucky unless the brain and spinal column have been removed first.
Allowed parts from CWD-infected states and provinces include: quarters or other portions of meat with no part of the spinal column or head attached, boned-out meat, antlers, antlers attached to a clean skull plate, a clean skull, clean teeth, hides and finished taxidermy products.
CWD has not been detected in Kentucky.
CWD has been found in 23 states and 2 Canadian provinces: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
View more info on our CWD page here. Up-to-date news regarding CWD can also be found at the site of the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance.