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Importation Ban

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Am I understanding the Importation Ban correctly? Is it now illegal to bring a deer head into the state? If I kill a deer in Mississippi and I want it mounted, I have to find a taxidermist in Mississippi? Or any other state for that matter??
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WL&F says 'no head, no spine.' Can have bone in the hindquarter but that is it. Glad I dont elk hunt. Wonder how much $$$$ it costs to ship an elk mount.....
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Re: Importation Ban
you should have kept on reading, there are exceptions.
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Approved cervid parts include: Meat that is cut and wrapped; meat that has been boned out; quarters or other portions of meat with no part of the spinal column or head attached, antlers, clean skull plates with antlers, cleaned skulls without tissue attached, capes, tanned hides, finished taxidermy mounts and cleaned cervid teeth. …Any and all bones shall be disposed of in a manner where its final destination is at an approved landfill or equivalent.
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If you will read the article on WAFB, you will see that they did not list exceptions.
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Are the rules for the importation ban different for Louisiana and Mississippi? From what I read quarters are legal to come into Louisiana, but not Mississippi? Wondering for how this would apply to bringing meat and parts home to Louisiana from Missouri ?
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As long as there is no spine or skull, you are good. If it's a deer you want to mount, you better find a taxidermist in Missouri or learn how to cape it out completely.
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