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st3dnut
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Member since Jan 2019
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Bringing deer in from another state
Trying to get clarification on exactly what you need to do to bring meat/skull into Louisiana from out of state. From what I read if I understand correctly you cannot bring back any part of the vertebrae and you must removed brain material from a skull. I’ve had a couple friends tell me that you can’t bring any bone. That I need to de-bone the animal completely and if you want to bring horns back that I would need to cut horns off of skull. Can someone share some experience/knowledge about this? Thx in advance


Outdoorreb
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re: Bringing deer in from another state
De-bone the meat and if you want to bring the horns back you have to cut the skull plate off like a taxidermist would do for a shoulder mount. I would think you could bring back a skull if it is already cleaned and ready to go on the wall.


Literally arguing over de-boned quarters. Just fricking de-bone it and you have no fricking worries. It takes 5 minutes
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UpToPar
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re: Bringing deer in from another state
You don’t need to debone you’re meat assuming you’re not trying to take back the entire neck or anything.

You can skull cap the deer and scrape off the membrane under the skull if you want to bring the horns back.


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mylsuhat
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re: Bringing deer in from another state
No spinal/vertebrate and no brain is correct


You're perfectly fine bringing in 4 bone in quarters, 2 backstraps, 2 tenderloins, and a deboned neck.

For the head, you will need to have cleaned all brain material out of the skull


Buster180
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re: Bringing deer in from another state
Edit: I was wrong. There are states where everything has to be boned out though, where are you hunting OP?

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You're perfectly fine bringing in 4 bone in quarters, 


Nope.

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No person shall import, transport or possess any cervid carcass or part of a cervid carcass originating outside of Louisiana, except: for meat that is cut and wrapped; meat that has been boned out; quarters or other portions of meat with no part of the spinal column or head attached, antlers, clean skull plates with antlers, cleaned skulls without tissue attached, capes, tanned hides, finished taxidermy mounts and cleaned cervid teeth. Any and all bones shall be disposed of in a manner where its final destination is at an approved landfill or equivalent. Said rule shall be effective March 1, 2017.
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Loup
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re: Bringing deer in from another state
yup

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No person shall import, transport or possess any cervid carcass or part of a cervid carcass originating outside of Louisiana, except: for meat that is cut and wrapped; meat that has been boned out; quarters or other portions of meat with no part of the spinal column or head attached, antlers, clean skull plates with antlers, cleaned skulls without tissue attached, capes, tanned hides, finished taxidermy mounts and cleaned cervid teeth. Any and all bones shall be disposed of in a manner where its final destination is at an approved landfill or equivalent. Said rule shall be effective March 1, 2017.



you need to keep reading. Quarters are acceptable.


commode
New Orleans Saints Fan
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re: Bringing deer in from another state
Read the next line after what you highlighted
"quarters or other portions of meat with no part of the spinal column or head attached, antlers, clean skull plates with antlers, cleaned skulls without tissue attached"
I have talked to a Louisiana game warden on the phone. Leg bones are fine, if not spinal column is attached.
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beerJeep
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re: Bringing deer in from another state
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Buster180




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Jack Daniel
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re: Bringing deer in from another state
FYI, I was in Kansas last week and killed a nice buck I want to European mount. The processors are able to remove brain matter and leave the skull intact. So you don’t exactly have to remove the skull plate.


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Duckhammer_77
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re: Bringing deer in from another state
I think the problem is that lawyers write this dry legalese and we're trying to read it like normal guys and we are getting two basic interpretations. Look at this way:

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No person can bring in a deer from outside of Louisiana, UNLESS the deer meets one of the following:

-meat that is cut and wrapped;
-meat that has been boned out;
-quarters or other portions of meat with no part of the spinal column or head attached,
-antlers (only),
-clean skull plates with antlers,
-cleaned skulls without tissue attached,
-capes (only),
-tanned hides (only),
-finished taxidermy mounts and
-cleaned cervid teeth.


makes it less confusing for the rest of us. Basically, dont bring in the spinal column, and dont bring in the head unless ALL the brain tissue has been cleaned out.


Farmtiger
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re: Bringing deer in from another state
Green Jeans told me that there is to be no bone brought into the state and that ALL matter must be removed from the horns/skull/skull plate.

Basically, you can debone the meat and bring back the skull plate clean of any soft material.

However, them boys hunting in south arkansas are bringing back full deer to the processor. Not sure how that is flying..


Grassy1
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re: Bringing deer in from another state
What's the reasoning for no vertebra, or brain material?

Disease? Genetics?


Loup
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re: Bringing deer in from another state
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What's the reasoning for no vertebra, or brain material?


CWD prions are in the brain/spinal column. They will stay in the ground for years if you dump a carcass.


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Theotherpikecounty
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Member since Aug 2014
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re: Bringing deer in from another state
Check the states you are traveling through. Arkansas will take your stuff and smile.

We boil our heads in KS before coming back and debone everything.

Until i kill a 180+, im not mounting anything. Euros look better anyway.


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UpToPar
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re: Bringing deer in from another state
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Green Jeans told me that there is to be no bone brought into the state and that ALL


This is incorrect. No spinal column is to be brought in, but you do NOT have to debone all your meat prior to bringing the deer back into Louisiana.

I haven't heard of game wardens stopping anyone and checking, but I'm sure it happens. I'd imagine there are still a ton of people bringing entire deer back across the boarder.


st3dnut
Bush La
Member since Jan 2019
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re: Bringing deer in from another state
I decided to call La DWF...no part of spinal column or brain matter can be brought into Louisiana. Leg quarters with bone are fine.

I hunted in Illinois so therefore I obviously had to drive through a number of states to get home. I think Mississippi has a somewhat more strict requirement depending on where it was killed. So I guess I would need to know and follow the laws of each state you transport the carcass through. In case you happen to get stopped/checked in any of those states.


Cracker
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re: Bringing deer in from another state
Call the state fish and game.


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Grassy1
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re: Bringing deer in from another state
Damn, I get downvoted for asking a question.

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TheCurmudgeon
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Member since Aug 2014
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re: Bringing deer in from another state
We hunt in Texas. They'll pull over trucks w/ trailers, ice chests, 4-wheelers on I-10E near the border w Louisiana to check for deer.

I stay legal but don't like dealing with a LEO who is looking for a violation, so everything is inside my SUV to not draw attention to myself.


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sloopy
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What if you hunt La, but have to cross through MS to get to and from lease and house?


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