Louisiana won't ban the importation of dead deer carcasses until March 1, after this winter's hunting season.
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission pushed back the start date of the proposed ban in a Thursday meeting. Louisiana is hoping to keep chronic wasting disease from infecting the state's deer. The fatal disease causes deer to have tremors and other movement problems and lose weight.
Commissioners also approved an amendment allowing bone-in meat to be brought in.
The earlier proposal banned importation of any bones. It would remain legal to bring in deboned meat, antlers, hides or deer stuffed by a taxidermist.
A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.