New York reacts to deer disease in Ohio

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is tightening rules on hunters bringing in game from Ohio after a confirmed case of chronic wasting disease in a deer.

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation says they are now prohibiting people from importing into the state certain parts of white-tailed deer, elk and moose taken in Ohio.

The move comes after Ohio officials confirmed a case of the highly contagious disease in a white-tailed deer on a deer farm.

The fatal disease attacks the brain of the infected animal. It hasn’t been shown to infect humans.

New York officials say hunters of white-tailed deer, elk or moose in Ohio and Pennsylvania must remove a specified list of parts from the animal before the carcass can be imported into New York. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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