He’s not allowed to process any deer from Indiana or Ky unless they 1/4 up and no head attached and skin off.That area they are referring to is in NE Ohio. I doubt that it will have any effect in SW Ohio.
Where is you friend located at? I'm looking for a new processor in SW Ohio since ours closed last year.
It's not just wild game processors, but taxidermists also. It's all about the head (brain material) and any spinal cord material that is now not permitted to be brought into the state from anywhere. They will allow a deer caped for mounting to be brought into the state to a taxidermist, but they have to surrender the skull to ODOW once the skull has been caped.I found this out last night at our annual wild game feast. A very good friend of mine is a processor here in southwest Ohio. Now instead of doing 600 deer down to maybe 250 or so.
He feels hunters could possibly cut the heads off and take the back straps off and leave the rest instead of the hastle of quartering the deer up
a taking it to a processor.
Making a financial burden for his family...
Been seeing stuff about brain and spinal cord tissue from wild cervids in the hunting regs for some years now! This is not much new!It's not just wild game processors, but taxidermists also. It's all about the head (brain material) and any spinal cord material that is now not permitted to be brought into the state from anywhere. They will allow a deer caped for mounting to be brought into the state to a taxidermist, but they have to surrender the skull to ODOW once the skull has been caped.
There is supposed to be a outbreak of CWD in SE lower Michigan very close to Ohio. The state is only trying to be pro-active in preventing a CWD outbreak here. Any deer processors in Ohio counties bordering the Michigan line or taking in deer killed in those counties, are being advised to surrender all skulls to ODOW.
Actually, most of them if they'd bother to make the effort!He was told they aren’t allowed to take them across state lines, Kentucky and Indiana to Ohio to be processed unless 1/4 out and no skull.
What percentage of hunters can 1/4 a deer up the correct way?
CWD is a natural disease that's been around forever. It wasn't found because it was never tested for. Somehow people have made it out to be a disaster in the making, but the disaster in WI was created by ignorance and the hysteria that ignorance caused. EHD kills far more deer than CWD ever will.I'm all for any measures that help prevent the spread of CWD. I lived in Wisconsin when they created the eradication zone. What a mess. Once CWD shows up, it isn't going away. CWD in the eastern US is all a result of human actions.
Ok, like I mentioned I could be reading the link wrong. I thought it was just for gun and muzzle season. Glad it’s for all of it will help.They are, it's during all of the entire deer season. It also includes any roadkills in the counties that boarder Michigan as well.