According to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department news release A Bowie County game warden received a call from Arkansas Game and Fish officers in reference to a truck they had stopped that was traveling east on Interstate 30 from Texas.
“The vehicle contained 10 whitetail deer, a bobcat and a turkey breast that had all been harvested in Central Texas. It is illegal to transport a deer with bones from a chronic wasting disease state into the state of Arkansas,” states the release.
. “Since the wildlife officers in Arkansas were not entirely familiar with Texas laws, they requested the Bowie County warden to inspect the subject’s game for any Texas violations.”
The Texas game warden inspected the deer at the Arkansas Game and Fish district office and wrote several citations for tagging proof-of-sex violations.
According to TPWD, “the state of Arkansas filed several cases for transporting deer with bone still attached, seized all of the animals and parts for their violations, and tested the deer for chronic wasting disease.”
View all of this months TPWD field notes on their website at https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/releases/?req=20150122e