Domestic cervidae are considered livestock in the state of Idaho and defined as “elk, fallow deer and reindeer that are owned by a person.” The Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) regulates and enforces standards for the domestic cervidae industry. ISDA’s main role is to ensure animal health through testing provisions and other oversight, including import surveillance, inventory verification and facility inspections.

Face on image of an elk with large antlers and tags in both ears

Facility Requirements

Information on requirements to house domestic cervidae and annual inventory.

Elk, fallow deer and reindeer that are owned by a person.

A USDA program to certify herds as CWD free.

A contagious and fatal neurologic disease.

Information on license requirements for inseminators.

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