TETON COUNTY, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) is offering to cover the cost of carcass disposal fees at the Teton County Trash Transfer Station.

In an effort to curb the spread of chronic wasting disease, WGFD reminds hunters of proper carcass disposal. Hunters are required to dispose of carcasses in approved landfills or incinerators. Disposing of a carcass along the highway, on public land or across state lines is illegal.

State regulations regarding the transport and disposal of big game carcasses in Wyoming are in place to help limit the environmental spread of chronic wasting disease, WGFD says. Illegal dumping has the potential to attract nearby carnivores and small scavengers.

To waive the disposal fee for big game carcasses, hunters are asked to show a transfer station attendant a hunting license or carcass coupon.

Leigh Reagan Smith is a wildlife and community news reporter. Originally a documentary filmmaker, she has lived in the valley since 1997. Leigh enjoys skiing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and interviewing interesting people for her podcast, SoulRise.