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Old Sep 19th 2013, 06:03 AM   #1
 
  Sep 2013
  Harrisburg, PA
Hello everyone, I am looking to farm couple of Sika Deer in Pennsylvania non-commercially in a 1 acre pen. Can anyone tell me if I am missing anything (legally) other than completing the Verification Of Non-Clo Status form and applying to one of the CWD programs in order to purchase a couple of Sika Deer from a local Game Preserve. I say Game Preserve because I don't know of any farms that are selling Sika Deer locally and I know of a game preserve with some that would be willing to help me out as long as everything is legal with the state. In short, my question is has anyone purchased live deer from a game preserve rather than a farm before and is there anything special that must be done?



I'm sorry for my ignorance, I have only recently considered doing this and I want to make sure it is something that I will actually be able to do before I start digging holes for fence posts. Thanks in advance for any information that anyone has.
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Old Sep 19th 2013, 07:22 PM   #2
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I would call the Ag headquarters in Harrisburg, but I think that you'll be ok to buy from a preserve. I never heard of any rules saying that we can't buy live animals out of a preserve. Definitely give a call before you set a post, it will only take minutes and you should get a clear answer. I am not positive on this but, my guess is that Sitka are probably like fallow. You can probably raise them with no CWD rules other than required high fence
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Old Sep 20th 2013, 06:32 AM   #3
 
  Sep 2013
  Harrisburg, PA
Thank you for the information. I will definitely contact the Ag Headquarters for more information.
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