LIBERTY, Miss. — Dumping deer carcasses in a stream in Amite County sent two Louisiana men to jail for two nights. Police also confiscated their three guns. That happened at the end of December. After pleading guilty , a judge sentenced the two to community service.
Dumping wildlife carcasses has been illegal in Mississippi since 1972. Disposing a carcass must be done in a fashion that will prevent any future human contact. Also, dumping deer carcasses in streams and rivers can pose a human health risk because of Chronic Wasting Disease, a “new” disease that has been plaguing deer populations across the United States. A violation of illegal dumping can result in a $250.00 fine.
The best way to dispose of a deer is to dig a pit to dump it in. You should also consider that the pit is at least 300 feet away from a water source. You should also consider how close the pit is to your camp, or a residential area. They can get pretty stinky.
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