Kentucky Reminds Hunters to Dispose of Carcasses Properly
With modern gun season opening statewide on Nov. 13, hunters must know the proper way to dispose of their deer carcass after processing.
Leaving the remains on the property where you harvested the deer is the best disposal method. If you are hunting on another person's property, ask the landowner where you can dispose of the deer's carcass and offer to bury it. Respect the landowner's wishes.
Deer hunters should never throw deer remains alongside the road or onto someone else's property without permission. "Disposing it on the side of the road is not a good idea, it is littering," said Tina Brunjes, deer and elk program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. "This practice makes hunters look bad. Nobody wants to see or smell a deer carcass. Be considerate of others."
Check local laws to see if you can dispose of the carcass through garbage collection. Some counties or municipalities allow it, some don't.
"Just because you’ve taken a deer, that doesn’t mean its over," Brunjes said. "Disposing of the carcass is part of the process of deer hunting."