Chronic Wasting Disease in Nearby Deer Prompts Reminder of Ban on Whole Venison

Whole deer carcasses may not be brought from affected areas into Connecticut.

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Portions of deer are acceptable to bring into the state, but must be completely cleaned.
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Chronic Wasting Disease in Nearby Deer Prompts Reminder of Ban on Whole Venison
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Chronic Wasting Disease in Nearby Deer Prompts Reminder of Ban on Whole Venison

After chronic wasting disease was identified in Pennsylvania and New York, Connecticut is trying to keep the disease from crossing the border.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says whole deer carcasses may not be brought out from these affected areas.

Ray Hardman talked with state wildlife biologist Andrew Labonte about the ban, and about chronic wasting disease.