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Indiana Deer Hunters

Contact the Indiana State Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish & Wildlife for inquiries regarding hunting and wildlife: (317) 232-4080;

Report sick or dead wild deer to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources online:

Bovine Tuberculosis (TB)

Bovine TB is a contagious, chronic bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis. The infection commonly involves the lungs, but it may spread to other organs. Animals often don't show signs until the infection has reached an advanced stage.

Bovine TB Lesion Guide

If you see lesions on the internal organs or carcass of a deer, exercise caution in handling the animal and contact the Indiana State Board of Animal Health. A veterinarian will consult with you free of charge.
877-747-3038 (toll-free)
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For inquiries on weekends and/or holidays, refrigerate the carcass, then call the next business day.

Indiana DNR Bovine TB Surveillance & Management Plan

White-tailed Deer TB Survey & Hunting Season Information

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

CWD is a neurological (brain and nervous system) disease found in deer, elk, and moose. CWD attacks the brains of infected cervids and is always fatal.

For information on CWD surveillance and to report a sick or dead deer visit the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website.

CWD Information for Deer Hunters (CWD Alliance)

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD)

EHD is a viral disease that causes flu-like symptoms in deer and is usually fatal.

EHD Information

Import Requirements: Out-of-State, Hunted Deer

Click here for entry requirements for cervid carcasses, meat and other parts hunted in another state.

Deer Processing

Hunter-harvested wild game, including wild deer, are exempt from inspection.

Deer Processing Info