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    Legally taking heads across state lines

    Pretty basic question here,

    Unfortunately I've never had to worry much about crossing state lines before Taxi work on trophies.
    Those I do have are all in-state animals.

    Unless my 2014 tags produce something above my bar for European mount I will need to travel WY to CO then back to WY and after the hunt, back to OR via UT & NV (and a super short leg through that state to the south).

    After all that travel, the budget doesn't support taxi work unless something abnormally impressive comes from the hunts.

    I'm taking my propane crab boiler/turkey stove and a huge pot for boiling the skulls.

    Any pointers for speeding up the process ? Can anyone shed any light on legal requirements for certifying the skull plates/heads?
    I know Oregon will place a seal on certain items to keep CA off your back.

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    Aslong as you have a valid tag I wouldnt worry about it.
    "Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."

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    http://wgfd.wyo.gov/wtest/hunting-1001091.aspx#sect30

    I think that in Wyoming the hunter and the tag has to stay with the edible portions. The hide, trophy part you can ship with an interstate game tag. I assume that satisfies requirements for the states you pass through, but that CA has its own particular set of rules for everything it seems like. The crab pot seems like a good idea. I am not sure that was any help, sorry.

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    In-state I know that the carcass coupon (tag) stays with the edible portion of the animal while the rest of the license goes with the head, etc. Part of the taxi charge is an interstate game tag when you pay, which you can also buy from a local game warden and would satisfy the requirement of any state you'll pass through to save any potential trouble.

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    I'm sorry guys, I should have been a little more specific as to what I was looking for.

    I'm worried more about transport for CWD purposes.
    Just want to make sure I am meeting the letter of the law in regard to getting rid of all brain and tissue from the skull.
    Will a good boil get the job done adequately?

    If anyone has any tips or tricks i'd appreciate it.
    I've done a couple of bears and it took a little effort to do it right.
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    Just be very careful "boiling" the heads. Its actually best to simmer if you chose to use heated water to clean them. Boiling weakens then skull drastically and doesnt allow the degreasing agent to work properly so you might have a yellow skull a year or so down the road, even after you whiten it. Dawn detergent is a great degreaser to use in the water as well.

    A call to the game and fish department will save you some serious tickets if you dont know the laws, it saved me on a trip to WY once...

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    I know alot of states require you to bone out the meat but I havent seen any regs on the head.
    "Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."

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    http://www.cwd-info.org/index.php/fu...on/policy.main

    That is a good question. This is the best I could find on it.

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    Make sure you leave all brain and spinal material in the unit where you killed the animal. Good idea bringing the cooker. I also like to gutless dress my animals which leaves the spinal column where you got the animal. I am surprised that the fish and game departments aren't promoting the gutless method big time.
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    The Wyoming G and F posted an instructional video on that method earlier this year, but I agree it should be promoted more. It is way faster, too I think.

 

 

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