Virginia is putting limits on deer shot and killed in other states
that hunters can bring home this year. The restriction applies to deer bagged in Pennsylvania, because several
have shown signs of chronic wasting disease.
The disease affects the brains and nervous systems of deer, elk, and
moose in North America. And although there's no evidence to suggest that it
poses a risk to humans or domestic animals, the state is taking
Hunters will no longer be able to bring whole caracasses of deer killed in
Pennsylvania over state borders and into Virginia. Only portions of the dressed
animal will be allowed in the state, such as boned meat that is cut and
wrapped, or antlers with no meat or tissue attached.
Chronic Wasting disease has been detected in 22 states, including
Restrictions are also in effect in Maryland's Allegany