My main hunting area got flagged as a Chronic Wasting Disease area. For those of you in these areas how do you deal with it? The Game Commission said we can have our deer tested by dropping the heads in these pickup locations. But it takes 2-3 months time to get the results back.
How do you deal with the deer in the meantime? Nobody is clear on whether you can eat these things or not. Some say you can eat the meat and that you should just avoid the organs and brain (which I do anyways). Others say just don’t shoot a deer that looks like it has it. I’ve seen them before and it’s pretty obvious, but the Game Commission makes it seem like some can still have it and not be blatantly obvious (visibility wise).
It becomes more difficult if you don;t have anywhere to process your deer yourself. Can;t exactly hang a deer in my apartment haha so I typically get it processed. But I don;t want to pay to have it processed and then wait 3 months only to find out I cant eat it.
Just curious how everyone else deals with it. Thanks