New NDA Video: How to Easily Debone Venison for Travel in CWD Areas

Preventing the transport of deer carcasses out of CWD areas helps prevent the spread of chronic wasting to new areas, and the National Deer Association has released a new video that helps deer hunters debone their deer to a safe and legal trip.

The new video, available on the NDA YouTube channel at, was created in partnership with The Bearded Buck of Pennsylvania. NDA Conservation Director Kip Adams processes a doe harvested from The Bearded Buck property while teaching techniques for skinning and deboning venison.

“Whether you are hunting deer early in the season in warm temperatures or hunting in a CWD management area where carcass transport is restricted, it is a useful skill to be able to quickly skin, butcher and debone deer for easy transport. and lawful”. Adams said. “If you hunt in a chronic wasting disease (CWD) area, it is critical to prevent the spread of disease to new areas by leaving the carcass in the CWD area where you harvested the deer.

In the video, Adams walks through all the steps on how to process efficiently, effectively, and safely in accordance with CWD guidelines. The new video will help deer hunters go from field to freezer in no time.

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About the National Deer Association

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