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Preventing the Spread of CWD: Game animal carcasses can be disposed of at Logan Landfill

Three Forks area 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.

Sites include the Logan Landfill, Bozeman Convenience Site, and West Yellowstone Transfer Station.

The local site in Logan is now under winter hours and open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All deer, elk, and moose carcasses and whole animals will be disposed of as Municipal Solid Waste at $27 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.

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