Oct. 31

Each fall, during and
after deer season, I get calls, letters and photos from people who are disgusted
with the way some deer hunters dispose of deer carcasses. So, here’s a reminder
to successful hunters who process their own deer. According to regulations (page
86 of the Minnesota hunting synopsis), you may not dispose of deer carcasses on
public land, including wildlife management areas, state forests, road rights of
way or in any water body. Carcasses may be disposed of on private land with the
permission of the landowner, at a local landfill or through your refuse hauler
after checking on how to properly bag the carcass. Check with your hauler or
local landfill for more details.