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Is your venison still legal?
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Contributors to this thread:
AVI 28-Oct-12
Brad Gehman 28-Oct-12
Brad Gehman 28-Oct-12
AVI 28-Oct-12
lazer2 28-Oct-12
AVI 28-Oct-12
Brad Gehman 28-Oct-12
Peepin Tom 29-Oct-12
Brad Gehman 29-Oct-12
Lew Smith 29-Oct-12
Greybeard 29-Oct-12
Greybeard 29-Oct-12
Greybeard 29-Oct-12
Brad Gehman 30-Oct-12
falakshar 31-Dec-20
Dale Hajas 31-Dec-20
Bob McArthur 18-Jan-21
horsethief51 18-Jan-21
From: AVI
28-Oct-12
Is it legal to have venison in your freezer after the month of July from previous season?

From: Brad Gehman
28-Oct-12
Yes. That has not been a law for probably over 20 years now.

You can pickup a roadkill every month of the year and that is why they got rid of that regulation.

From: Brad Gehman
28-Oct-12
Also, with the red tag season beginning Aug 1, someone is hunting deer from Aug 1 to May 1 somewhere in this state.

From: AVI
28-Oct-12
Thanks Brad but don't you need a permit to pick up roadkill or have a special tag or permission for red tag season. Is the law gone or are these ways to prove the venison is legal?

From: lazer2
28-Oct-12
What is red tag season? Please explain

From: AVI
28-Oct-12
I believe it's a red tag area not a specific season. Land owners and game commission in agreement to reduce the number of deer on their private property. Was green tag or red tag or even tags for crop damage. Like Brad said maybe not even a law anymore, don't know.

From: Brad Gehman
28-Oct-12
Venison in your freezer is legal year round. It has been at least 20 years, probably more 25-30 since that reg was changed.

Whenever they started to allow the picking up of roadkills, that is when it changed.

Red Tag is for landowners that have severe deer problems. The PGC gives the owner tags that they hand out to the public. The seasons generally run from the close of our last late doe season until May 1. Then, it opens again either July 15 or Aug 1, I forget.

Either way, IT IS LEGAL TO HAVE VENISON IN YOUR FREEZER ALL YEAR ROUND.

From: Peepin Tom
29-Oct-12
What about hot dogs?

From: Brad Gehman
29-Oct-12
It is legal to have venison, in ANY form, in your freezer all year long.

Has been legal for the past 20 years or so.......

From: Lew Smith
29-Oct-12
What about super hot venison italian sausage:)

From: Greybeard
29-Oct-12
Any form except illegally taken Brad. LOL.

From: Greybeard
29-Oct-12
Sorry.....Duplicate post.

From: Greybeard
29-Oct-12
Deja vu!

From: Brad Gehman
30-Oct-12
Well Dale, I was assuming they were referring to legally taken venison, but, you are correct, with all the outlaws we have.....

From: falakshar
31-Dec-20
nice post i like it

From: Dale Hajas
31-Dec-20

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From: Bob McArthur
18-Jan-21
If the Governor doesn't fully open our economy now... People will do what they have to do to feed their families.

18-Jan-21
I'll be competing with the coyotes for rabbits and squirrels by summer I suppose. LOL. Anybody have any good groundhog recipes?

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