40 Miss. Admin
Code, Part 2, Rule 2.7 Prohibition on Cervid Carcass Importation,
to Protect Mississippi from Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
1. Which states and foreign countries does
this rule affect?
As of August 31, 2016, CWD has been confirmed in the following
24 states: Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland,
Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New
York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota,
Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Additionally, the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan,
Norway, and South Korea are CWD positive.
2. What do I need to do to the meat to bring
it back from one of these states?
All bones, including the spinal column must be removed from the
3. I want to have a taxidermist in
Mississippi mount my deer that I harvested in one of these states.
Can I do that?
Yes, however you need to remove the cape and cut the skull plate
from off the head. All brain material and tissue needs to be
removed from the skull plate. We recommend contacting your
taxidermist before you go on your trip so they can tell you if
there are any additional measurements you will need.
4. I want to have a European skull mount of
my trophy. How can I do that?
All brain material, spinal column, and tissue must be removed
from the skull prior to transporting it back to Mississippi.
5. I am hunting in one of the states listed
above, can I get a local taxidermist in that state to mount my
trophy for me?
Yes, you can bring back finished taxidermy product to
6. Can I bring a jawbone back to
Yes, as long as all meat and tissue is removed and cleaned from
Regulations in other states may be more
restrictive. Be sure to check the regulations in the states you
will be hunting and traveling though.