Out-of-state Deer Hunting
Import Restrictions Governing Carcasses
Import of carcasses and parts from white-tailed deer, mule deer or elk allowed as follows:
- De-boned meat or commercially-processed meat which may contain bones.
- Carcasses or parts of carcasses with the head or spinal column attached, if they are delivered within 72 hours after entry to a meat processor inspected by the BOAH. A meat processor accepting such animals must dispose of discarded tissue from the animal at a landfill permitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management or through a renderer licensed by the BOAH.
- Antlers, including antlers attached to skull caps, if the skull cap is cleaned of all brain and muscle tissue.
- Upper canine teeth, also known as "buglers", "whistlers", or "ivories".
- Heads, if they are delivered to a taxidermist licensed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources within 72 hours after entry. A taxidermist accepting such a head must dispose of discarded tissue from the head at a landfill permitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management or through a renderer licensed by the BOAH.
- Finished taxidermist mounts.
For more information on Indiana's carcass import restrictions, contact:
Board of Animal Health
805 Beachway Drive, Suite 50
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)