North Dakota Game and Fish Department enforcement personnel are issuing a reminder that a permit is required before taking possession of a dead deer found near a road or in a field. Only shed antlers can be possessed without a permit.

Permits to possess are free and available from game wardens and local law enforcement offices.

In addition, hunters are reminded to properly dispose of dead deer. Carcass waste cannot be left on public property, including roadways, ditches or wildlife management areas. The best place to dispose of carcass waste is via a municipal solid waste landfill.

Leier is an outreach biologist for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Reach him at dleier@nd.gov.