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Do spinal cord and brains of nonresident big game have to be left before transporting

Answer

IDFG recommends that any deer or elk taken in states with known CWD, should not have brains or spinal cord when entering Idaho.  Many states with CWD have rules established for transporting game within and between states.  For nonresidents to be legal entering their own state, they must be familiar with the laws of that state.  CWD has not yet been discovered in Idaho and the state has made it illegal to import captive deer into Idaho.  Avoid eating the brain, spinal cord, eyes, spleen and lymph nodes of harvested animals taken in other states with CWD.