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Captive deer ordinance moves forward


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HURLEY — A draft ordinance to regulate the deer breeding industry was reviewed by the Iron County Comprehensive Planning, Land and Zoning Department Committee on Tuesday, with a reccomendation to be considered in June.

The ordinance is intended to protect the natural deer herd in Iron County from the spread of chronic wasting disease, according to the language of the draft. The ordinance regulates, enforces and sets penalties for violations regarding captive cervids, a term for artificial breeding techniques for larger game deer that are exported...

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