Illegal Dumping A Traffic Hazard

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi wildlife officials say they are getting more complaints about deer carcasses being dumped along roads and highways, which is a hazard to motorists. Dumping deer parts is also a crime.

Mark Beason, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, says a person caught dumping a deer carcass on the side of the road can be charged with littering and fined up to $250, but catching the culprits isn't easy.

Adam Tullos, wildlife expert with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, says hunters have an obligation to the animals to dispose of them is a proper manner. Tullos says hunters can bury the dead deer or take them to a processor who will dispose of the carcass or compost them.

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