DNR suggesting dumpsters to combat the spread of CWD

Updated: October 29, 2019 07:02 PM

The firearms deer hunting opener is less than two weeks away in Minnesota. 

However, a problem has developed with the state's plan to test for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).


The state's Department of Natural Resources is providing dumpsters so hunters can dispose of carcasses after cleaning their deer so they can leave the CWD-infected areas immediately, leaving samples behind for testing.

However, Waste Management is worried about spreading the disease. Therefore, they will not pick up their dumpsters. 

"We're also thinking of options, potentially [such as] self-hauling ourselves," said DNR Forest Wildlife Habitat Leader Bryan Lueth. "If it's something we can do with our own DNR staff, you know, rent equipment."

For more information on chronic wasting disease management, click here. For other information regarding deer carcass import and movement restrcitions, click here

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