I received a letter from the state today that informs me of what they expect me to do when and if a customer brings in an "Illegal deer", meaning from another state. I am to do my normal info gathering and then call them with the customer standing here and report it, I then can take possession of said "Illegal deer". A warden will be dispatched to the customers house to give a written warning for the deer. How many customers do you think this will cost us? It is the states job to police this, not ours. They have sent a similar letter to meat processor and expect them to do the same. I am not a game warden, I am a licensed taxidermist. I feel this is going too far. I'm not sure what we can do about this but if anyone from the NTA or the UTA can be of any assistance, please contact me via pm or reply back here? If we, as an industry, want to be considered legit we need to be heard. This may not be happening to you yet, but rest assured it will. We have had one confirmed wild case in MN and it was proven to be from an infected private elk herd. It scared a ton of people and they voiced their opinions loudly to the DNR. Guess who they are listening to now? Not taxidermists, not meat processors.