Best way to remove deer head and antlers for CWD testing?
If you harvest a deer in a CWD DMA, you are supposed to remove the head and submit it for testing. But you are also supposed to avoid the high risk parts of the animal, which includes the brain and spinal tissue. Since the spinal chord needs to be cut to remove the head, this presents a conundrum.
So what is the safest way to remove the head to reduce the risk of coming in contact with infected tissues as much as possible?
And how do you cut the antler skull plate off without exposing yourself to infected brain tissue?
Last edited by Flint Lock; 11-13-2019 at 03:01 PM.