CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire hunters taking deer in New York are warned not to transport the carcasses through Vermont or Massachusetts.
Fish and Game officials say New York has been removed from New Hampshire's list of jurisdictions with chronic wasting disease, but Vermont and Massachusetts still have regulations against importing deer from New York. Crossing into the two states with a deer carcass from New York is a violation and could result in legal prosecution.
New Hampshire residents hunting in New York can bring their deer home as a field-dressed carcass instead of only the de-boned meat, hide and antlers. The rule was changed this year.
The issue arose when two deer tested positive for the disease in New York in 2005. None have tested positive since.
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