1501:31-19-02 Cervidae carcass regulations.

(A) Any person may possess all or any part of a cervidae carcass legally taken, killed or processed in Ohio, unless the carcass is taken from an area of Ohio that is posted on the division website at wildohio.gov. Any person may possess all or part of a cervidae carcass from Ohio that is legally taken, killed or processed within an area published by the division and posted on the division website at wildohio.gov provided that all or any part of the cervidae carcass possessed remains within the posted area.

(B) No person shall possess all or any part of a cervidae carcass from an area published by the division and posted on the Ohio division of wildlife website at wildohio.gov unless the carcass is kept in the area where legally taken, killed or processed, except when the cervidae carcass consists only of any of the following:

(1) De-boned meat;

(2) Meat that is cut and securely and completely wrapped either commercially or privately with no part of the spinal column or head attached;

(3) Quarters or other portions of meat with no part of the spinal column or head attached;

(4) Antlers;

(5) Antlers attached to a skull cap from which all soft tissue has been removed;

(6) Upper canine teeth from which all soft tissue has been removed;

(7) Hides and capes without any part of the head or lymph nodes attached;

(8) Finished taxidermy mounts;

(9) Any soft body tissue wrapped and packaged for use by a diagnostic research laboratory.

(C) Any person may transport any cervidae carcass or part of cervidae carcass legally taken or processed from areas published by the division and posted on the Ohio division of wildlife website at wildohio.gov through Ohio provided the carcass or parts thereof is not off-loaded from the vehicle in which it entered the state.

(D) All definitions set forth in rule 1501:31-1-02 of the Administrative Code shall apply to this rule.

Effective: 7/01/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 1/1/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1531.06 , 1531.08 , 1531.10
Rule Amplifies: 1531.06, 1531.08, 1531.10
Prior Effective Dates: 6/1/06, 7/1/08, 11/24/08, 7/1/12 , 1/1/13, 1/1/2015