Wyoming Deer Hunt Areas 6, 8, 79, and 80, and Utah’s Manti Unit 16 have been identified as areas with chronic wasting disease, so North Dakotans hunting in these areas must follow the same transportation and importation regulations as in other out-of-state places where CWD is present.

Hunters can no longer transport into North Dakota the whole carcass, or carcass parts of white-tailed deer, mule deer or elk from areas within states or provinces with documented occurrences of CWD in wild populations and private game farms.

North Dakota’s 2003 deer and elk carcass importation proclamation establishes these guidelines as a precaution against the possible spread of chronic wasting disease into the state. To date, CWD has not been diagnosed in wild or farmed deer or elk in North Dakota.

The following game management units, equivalent wildlife management units, or counties in other states have had verified deer or elk CWD cases.

* Colorado – Game management units 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 28, 29, 36, 37, 38, 51, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 161, 191, 211, 301, 421, 441, 461, 951;

* Illinois – Counties of Winnebago, Boone, McHenry;

* Nebraska – Upper Platte, Plains, and Pine Ridge Units including counties of Cheyenne, Kimball, Sioux, Scotts Bluff, Morrill;

* New Mexico – White Sands Missile Base (GMU 19);

* Saskatchewan – Wildlife Management Zone 13, 14, 46, 68 South;

* South Dakota – Hunting units 321A, 327A, 327B, 403A;

* Utah – Manti Unit 16, South Slope Unit 9, La Sal Unit 13;

* Wisconsin – any deer registered with a Wisconsin DNR red registration tag from the area designated as the Disease Eradication Zone including deer management zones 70-CWD, 70A-CWD, 71-CWD, 76-CWD, 77B;

* Wyoming – Deer Hunt Areas 6, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 22, 34, 55, 57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67,73, 75, 78, 79, 80, 82, 88, 89, 158, or Elk Hunt Areas 5, 6, 7.

Only the following carcass parts from harvested elk, white-tailed and mule deer in the affected units will be allowed into North Dakota:

* Meat that is cut and wrapped either commercially or privately.

* Quarters or other portions of meat with no part of the spinal column or head attached.

* Meat that has been boned out.

* Hides with no heads attached.

* Clean (no meat or tissue attached) skull plates with antlers attached.

* Antlers with no meat or tissue attached.

* Upper canine teeth, also known as buglers, whistlers or ivories.

* Finished taxidermy heads.

Because each state has its own set of rules and regulations, North Dakotans should contact the state in which they will hunt to obtain more information.