Committee votes to keep deer farm fencing rule, scraps measure restricting carcass movement

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Deer farms will continue to be subject to additional fencing requirements under a new emergency rule aimed at curbing chronic wasting disease after lawmakers declined to undo the provision.

But members of the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules opted to nix another set of requirements under the Department of Natural Resources rule that had placed prohibitions on the movement of deer carcasses from CWD-affected counties.

The committee’s votes yesterday evening came after some six hours of public testimony on the rule, which went into effect that same day.

Committee lawmakers h...

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