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Game Animal Carcass Disposal Available in Gallatin County

 

October 26, 2022



Southwest Montana hunters can help prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) by properly disposing of game animal carcasses at three locations across Gallatin County this hunting season.

Dumping carcasses is illegal, unethical, and can spread numerous diseases, including CWD, a fatal disease of deer, elk, and moose.

The Gallatin Solid Waste Management District is proud to assist Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks by providing safe places to dispose of game animal carcasses. In southwest Montana, the Gallatin Solid Waste Management District offers three sites for disposal:

Logan Landfill

10585 Two Dog Rd., Manhattan

Hours:

Until Oct. 31

Monday to Friday, 7 AM to 5 PM

Saturday, 7 AM to 4:30 PM

After Nov. 1

Monday to Saturday – 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Disposal fees:

Minimum fee – $5 per vehicle

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) (all deer, elk and moose carcasses and whole animals will be disposed as MSW) – $27 per ton

Bozeman Convenience Site

2143 Story Mill Rd., Bozeman

Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday, 8 AM to 3:30 PM

Disposal fees:

Minimum fee – $10 per vehicle

Bulky/oversized item fee – $5

Municipal Solid Waste – $27 per ton

West Yellowstone Transfer Station

263 Ecology Ln., West Yellowstone

Hours:

Until Oct. 31

Monday to Friday – 8 AM to 4 PM

Saturday – 9 AM to 1 PM

After Nov. 1

Tuesday to Thursday – 10 AM to 4 PM

Saturday – 9 AM to 1 PM

Disposal fees:

Minimum fee – $8 per vehicle up to 120 pounds

Regular Household Waste – $126 per ton

 This year, Montana FWP is continuing CWD surveillance in specific areas known as Priority Surveillance Areas, which includes southwest Montana.

Carcass disposal requirements include the following: carcass parts such as brain, eyes, spleen, lymph glands, and spinal cord material, should be left at the kill site when possible. If the animal is transported for taxidermy or meat processing, the brain and spinal tissue must be bagged and disposed of in a landfill. A carcass may be transported within the state regardless of where it was harvested if the carcass parts of disposed of in a landfill after butchering and processing.

This requirement applies to all deer, elk, and moose carcasses wherever in the state they are harvested by hunters or as vehicle-killed salvage.

Protect our herds: property dispose of carcasses!

To learn more about chronic wasting disease in Montana, collecting and submitting samples, surveillance efforts, and what you can do to prevent the spread of the fatal disease, please visit fwp.mt.gov/cwd.

For more information on disposing of game animal carcasses at the three Gallatin Solid Waste Management locations, contact the following:

• Logan Landfill – 406-284-4029

• Bozeman Convenience Site – 406-587-7890

• West Yellowstone Transfer Station – 406-646-9383

 

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