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Proper carcass disposal as modern gun deer season opens

From the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

-- With modern gun season opening in Kentucky Nov. 13, hunters must know the proper way to dispose of their deer carcass.
Leaving the remains on the property where the deer was harvested is the best disposal method. For those hunting on another person's property, respect landowner wishes and ask where to dispose of the deer's carcass and offer to bury it.
Deer hunters should never throw deer remains along roadsides, and should see landowner permission for disposal on private property.

"Disposing it on the side of the road is littering," said Tina Brunjes, deer and elk program coordinator. "This practice makes hunters look bad. Nobody wants to see or smell a deer carcass. Be considerate of others."
Hunters should check local laws to see if the carcass can be disposed through garbage collection. Some counties or municipalities allow it, and some do not. Proper disposal of the carcass is part of the process of deer hunting, Brunjes added.

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