Tennessee is Constructing $1 Million Deer Carcass Incinerator to Combat Deer Disease
OutdoorHub Reporters 01.15.20
The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission announced in a press release that hunters and processors will have access to a new deer carcass incinerator to “address deer carcass disposal,” and combat the spread of CWD.
The $1 million incinerator is being constructed on the west side of the state at the Fayette County Landfill and will be maintained and operated by Fayette County, TWRA wrote in a news release on January 6.
“CWD poses many challenges including safe disposal of deer carcasses. As a response to concerns from citizens regarding the burial of carcasses, the TWFC has fully funded the purchase of a large incinerator that will be operational by next hunting season” said Dr. Hank Wright, commissioner of TFWC District 9. “We are working to put the best science available to use while serving not only the hunting public, but all citizens living in southwest Tennessee.”