Midstate deer disease case leads NY to ban deer parts

Written by Craig Layne and The Associated Press | Oct 18, 2012 6:46 AM
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(Undated) -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission has established a 600 square-mile area in York and Adams counties -- called a disease management area -- where deer hunters face certain restrictions and have to submit harvested animals to special checks.

The move is a response to a case of chronic wasting disease in a deer on an Adams County farm.

That farm and one each in York and Lycoming counties is under quarantine due to contact with the infected animal.

In addition to the precautions in the midstate, New York state wildlife management authorities have issued an emergency rule to keep certain parts from deer and elk killed by hunters in Pennsylvania out of the empire state. 

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation say the move was spurred by a confirmed case of chronic wasting disease in a deer on an Adams County farm.

The disease hits deer, elk and moose - there's no evidence it can affect humans.

New York's order prohibits bringing certain parts of white tail deer and American elk into the state.

The order stops the importing of deer and elk brains, eyes, spinal cords, tonsils, intestinal tracts, spleens and some lymph nodes.

Meat that doesn't include the restricted body parts may be brought to New York.

Published in Adams County, News

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