Officials work to keep chronic wasting out of Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists have put new rules in place in an effort to keep what's known as chronic wasting disease out of the state.

The disease has no known cure and has affected deer in other states.

It has not been found in Arkansas.

Biologists say the new regulations include allowing only certain portions of the carcasses of all species of deer - including elk, moose and caribou - to be brought into the state.

Hunters may only return to Arkansas with antlers and/or antlers attached to clean skull plate or cleaned skulls; meat with all bones removed; cleaned teeth; finished taxidermy products; or hides or tanned products.

Chronic wasting disease is always fatal and is similar to mad cow disease in cattle and scrapie in sheep.

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