East TN hunters charged with illegally importing deer carcasses
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (AP) — Wildlife officials in East Tennessee say four hunters have been charged with illegally importing carcasses of white-tailed deer with chronic wasting disease into the state.
The agency says the hunters brought entire deer carcasses that had not been properly prepared into Tennessee.
The agency has placed importation restrictions for deer, moose and elk carcasses from any state that has found a positive case. Chronic wasting disease has been documented in deer in 23 states and two Canadian provinces.