The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District reminds hunters that they are offering free disposal of deer species carcasses (mule deer, white-tail deer, elk, and moose only). Solid waste teamed up with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in March to begin this one-year pilot project aimed at helping prevent the spread of diseases in animals.
The program applies to those deer species that are found dead on private property, are killed on the roadways, test positive for diseases, or are harvested by hunters.
“Since March, we have seen multiple agencies and private individuals utilizing this service and we expect it to increase during the hunting season this fall,” said Solid Waste District Superintendent Andy Frey.
County residents are also reminded that disposal of whole or processed carcasses in household trash is acceptable. Carcasses that do not fit into curbside bins or dumpsters can be delivered to the following sites during normal business hours: Lander and Sand Draw landfills and the Riverton and Dubois transfer stations.
Call your local game warden or regional office for approval prior to disposal of any whole carcass such as deer found dead from natural causes, or deer testing positive for chronic wasting disease. Also as a reminder, antlers from a found animal cannot be kept without approval from Game and Fish. Call the Lander G&F Regional Office for more information at (307) 332-2688.