LEXINGTON, KY. (LEX 18) – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife announced new hunting restrictions on Saturday to halt the spread of contagious deer and moose disease.
Hunters are banned from hunting now Deliver a stag from Tennessee to Kentucky, unless the brain and spine are removed first.
According to a press release from the department, the new rules are part of an effort to halt the spread of the chronic wasting disease (CWD). , The disease was reportedly detected in 10 white-tailed deer in Tennessee.
Fish and wildlife officials report that chronically wasted disease is a deadly contagious neurological disorder affecting whitetail deer, moose, and other members of the deer family. There is no known treatment or vaccine against the disease found in more than two dozen states and three Canadian provinces.
Parts of Deer approved under this new restriction also include quarters or other pieces of meat that do not contribute to spine or head, boneless meat, antlers, antler attached to a clean skull plate, a clean skull, clean teeth, skins and ready-made preparations.
There is no evidence that CWD is transmissible to humans or livestock