Note: If you are obtaining cervids from a herd that is not accredited tuberculosos (TB)- or certified brucellosis-free, contact DATCP's Import Coordinator prior to moving animals into your farm-raised deer herd as additional testing may be required in order to maintain your TB and/or brucellosis herd status.
In-state Movement to a Deer Farm or Hunting Ranch
For cervids moving within Wisconsin to a different deer farm or hunt ranch, a current certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) is required unless they are moved between two locations that are covered by the same registration.
Current CVI must contain all of the following:
The seller's name, address, phone number, and livestock premises code
The buyer's name, address, and phone number and premises code
The dated signature of the examining veterinarian (Per federal rule, CVI must be issued within 10 days of inspection unless requirements of 9 C.F.R. § 161.4 are met.)
The shipment must occur within 30 days from the date of inspection.
Two forms of approved individual identification for each animal regardless of age, at least one of which is official. If moving to a hunting ranch, at least one must be visible.
Tuberculosis status (ONE of the following)
If the animals are from an accredited TB herd, include the state ATB number and date of last whole herd TB test. The shipment must occur within 3 years after the herd TB accredited anniversary date (not necessarily 3 years after the last test date.)
If the animals originate from a herd that qualifies as a tuberculosis qualified herd, based on a negative whole herd test completed within 365 days prior to the import date, include the test date and results
Individual – two tests 90-270 days apart with the 2nd within 90 days of shipment AND the animal must remain isolated from the herd since the first test
For cervids going to a hunting ranch ONLY must have all the following if the above testing requirements are not met:
a complete whole-herd TB test anytime in the past
a negative individual TB test less than 90 days prior to movement
remained continuously isolated from the rest of the herd since the negative individual TB test less than 90 days prior to movement
In-State Movement Direct to Slaughter
For cervids moving within Wisconsin direct to slaughter, you may use either a state-issued Cervid Owner-Shipper Permit for Intrastate Slaughter (AH-CD-101) or the federal form VS 1-27. Each form has different requirements.
Cervid Owner Shipping Permit Form, the following are required:
The owner's name, address, phone number, and livestock premises code
The destination facility's name, address, phone number and premises code
Signatures from the owner and a representative at the slaughter facility
Not required with the Cervid Owner Shipping Permit Form:
VS 1-27, the following are required:
Official individual ID for each animal, regardless of age
The seller's name and address
The destination facility's name and address
Signatures from the issuing veterinarian (include the expiration date and time), owner or shipper and a representative at the slaughter facility
The VS 1-27 can be obtained from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
On the paperwork, identify animals that have implanted microchips to help ensure the safe processing of the meat.