Deer Carcasses Dumped on Roadside

By: Stephen Bowers Email
By: Stephen Bowers Email

The carcasses of deer are being dumped on public right-of-way, and some in the Lauderdale community say they're are outraged.

A number of carcasses were found across the street from Evangelist Christian Baptist Church in Lauderdale, upsetting some parishioners. The visual picture is bad, but the smell is even worse..

"It hurts the community. It hurts our heart that someone would do this to the community," said Lauderdale resident Donna Kay. "Hunters need to get a new attitude, and law enforcement and game wardens, you need to crack down on these people."

Newscenter 11 talked with Lauderdale County District 2 supervisor Wayman Newell about it.

"Hunting is a sport. Any time you kill something or harvest something like that, it's good. But to take the carcass, the head, the internal parts of it, and throw it somewhere else, you're not much of a sportsman in my opinion," Newell said.

County workers arrived to dispose of the carcasses just before Newscenter 11 left the location.

"I would encourage anybody that sees somebody dumping hides or carcasses or whatever on the side of the road, that's littering," said Newell. "Certainly try to get the tag number, call the sheriff, and have them prosecuted."


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  • by poorboy Location: Bailey on Dec 2, 2009 at 07:38 PM
    This kind of stuff gives all hunters a bad name. Each county district should assign a place on sixteen section land and dig a pit for disposal and cover it after the season is over.
  • by Terry on Dec 1, 2009 at 08:06 PM
    Take the deer heads and nail them on your walls
  • by Huffy Location: Lauderhell on Dec 1, 2009 at 09:34 AM
    what a mess and right at Jarvis' church, not a hundred yards from my door and no piece from the dumpsters yuk. on an unrelated note:(Q) how do ya git rid of the green boxes? (A) paint 'em brown. well, Donna did look nice on the T.V. and boy did she ever mean what she said. betta not mess with that gal or any other with as short a fuse. wherd to you _____. Huffy huffy@mississippi.net www.peachcorps.com/Huffy www.tinyurl.com/a2bhe
  • by Amazed Location: Meridian on Dec 1, 2009 at 07:25 AM
    Driving in to work this morning on Hwy 19 I saw JUST THE HEAD of a deer on the side of the road in the median. JUST THE HEAD. EWW.
  • by Stacy Location: not telling u! on Dec 1, 2009 at 06:32 AM
    what does this have to do with football??? We talking about careless hunters dumping their dead deer carcasses????
  • by Pat Location: Lauderdale on Dec 1, 2009 at 04:24 AM
    This has been a problem for years! I travel Kings road & deer carcass are always thrown out at the cut over. The saddest thing is only the tender loin is removed & the rest is wasted.
  • by Anonymous Location: Meridian on Nov 30, 2009 at 10:26 PM
    This is not a true sportsman that does this. As said in previous post a disinated area on your on land or lease should be where the remains should be dumped. For those that are asking about where or how you should dispose of the remains, simple take the time to read the MS State game laws and it spells it out perfectly clear. For the ones complaining about the smell or the fact of carcasus are dumped on the side of the road, I believe you should add in there the fact of the number of deer killed by vehicals and left on the side of the road. It is typical unfare to focus souly on the deer hunters (as a whole) when they cause a small percentage of the number of deer remains left on the side of the roads.
  • by MondayNightFtball on Nov 30, 2009 at 08:15 PM
    DJ you're about as crazy as the call that the patriots made against the colts last wk.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 30, 2009 at 08:01 PM
    this is terrible,, I wish someone would have a place that the hunters could put their carcausses so they would not put them in the ditch in front of my house. COME ON COUNTY SUPERVISORS PLEASE HELP.....CAN THEY PUT THEM IN A GARBAGE BAG AND THEN IN THE DUMPSTER....
  • by Maurice on Nov 30, 2009 at 04:49 PM
    Hunter, they can dispose of them on their own property as I did when I hunted. Some of the camps had a place for carcasses taken by members. You could take it to a very secluded place, carry it off the roadside and let nature take it's course.
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