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Mont. lawmakers approve 'roadkill bill'
upi ^ | April 7, 2013

Posted on 04/07/2013 2:36:40 PM PDT by JoeProBono

HELENA, Mont.- Montana lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow residents to salvage meat from wild animals accidentally killed on the state's roadways, officials said.

The Montana state Senate approved HB 247, or the "roadkill bill," in March and it is now awaiting review by Gov. Steve Bullock, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The bill would allow some Montana residents -- they would have to apply for a permit -- to take home certain roadkill for food, Republican state Rep. Steve Lavin said.

"There are a lot of animals and a lot of roadway in Montana," Lavin said. "I've had a ton of people ask me after striking a deer or an elk, 'Can I take it?' And I have to say no."

The bill allows people to salvage more than 10 types of animals, including black bears, bighorn sheep and mountain lions.

June Munski-Feenan, the director of the Whitefish food bank in the northwestern Montana, said although it is currently illegal, salvaged road kill helps her feed more people at her shelter.

"We save all the food we can up here," Munski-Feenan said, adding that she hope the bill will be signed into law.

"That would help us quite a bit," she said. "But I don't know how it will go."


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food
KEYWORDS: roadkill
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1 posted on 04/07/2013 2:36:40 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

I guess as long as the buzzards ain’t pecking at it.


2 posted on 04/07/2013 2:39:28 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: crusty old prospector
Probably more effective during the winter than during the summer.

(What if it comes through the windshield into the passenger seat and you just drive it home? (been there, done it)).

3 posted on 04/07/2013 3:00:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: JoeProBono

Tommy Boy approves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbSFxlfuf9s


4 posted on 04/07/2013 3:05:54 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: JoeProBono
This was legal long ago in PA where I grew up. You did have to notify a game commision officer, but after doing so, they would let you haul off the venison.
5 posted on 04/07/2013 3:08:06 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: crusty old prospector

6 posted on 04/07/2013 3:11:16 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

7 posted on 04/07/2013 3:19:58 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
The only “road kill” folks would have any interest in are moose elk and deer...them little critters aren't of much good after they been hit at 80+ mph......
8 posted on 04/07/2013 3:44:58 PM PDT by montanajoe
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9 posted on 04/07/2013 3:51:59 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: montanajoe

I’d think that the small ones would have been (SUV) tenderized.


10 posted on 04/07/2013 4:11:34 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: JoeProBono; JRandomFreeper

Well, as long as it only applies to animals....”We’re getting closer to town” “How can you tell?” “We’re hitting more people”


11 posted on 04/07/2013 4:27:09 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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12 posted on 04/07/2013 4:31:00 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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The Judge says; Eat here and tip Free Republic :)

13 posted on 04/07/2013 4:31:43 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: JoeProBono

We’re allowed to keep deer or antelope...but not elk or bison...that we hit, AFTER waiting for a cop to arrive on-scene to take the report and document the accident.

In accidents involving mountain lions, if it survives, it can opt to keep the driver.


14 posted on 04/07/2013 4:32:27 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: bigheadfred

15 posted on 04/07/2013 4:34:20 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Wow, se på røv på denne buck!


16 posted on 04/07/2013 4:35:11 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: JoeProBono

“It’s WHAT for dinner??????”


17 posted on 04/07/2013 4:35:32 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: crusty old prospector
approved a bill that would allow residents to salvage meat from wild animals accidentally killed on the state's roadways

Why does there even have to be a law? If it's dead and you killed it with your car, then take the damn thing home and eat it if you want.......

18 posted on 04/07/2013 4:38:05 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: JoeProBono

Hellige ko, hvad rart asparges du har.


19 posted on 04/07/2013 4:39:29 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Animals that get get hit by cars usually suffer so much internal trauma the meat is all bloodshot. Pretty much not too very appealing. “Honey fry me up another blood clot.”


20 posted on 04/07/2013 4:43:24 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Utah Binger

elgen stopper her


21 posted on 04/07/2013 4:44:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono; colorcountry; Jim Robinson

Down here on Highway 89 on the east side of Zion National Park they hit at least one mule deer daily. Colorcountry hit two deer in the last year. In fact she hit one on the way to the Freeper picnic when Jim Robinson was here.


22 posted on 04/07/2013 4:45:37 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: JoeProBono
No that's not me. My deer was fully in the interior, the windshield more removed and the windshield header bumped up instead of down.

We all come from a long line of survivors, thank God.

23 posted on 04/07/2013 4:46:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: JoeProBono

Sikker noget!


24 posted on 04/07/2013 4:49:04 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: JoeProBono; Utah Binger
I like Joes translation better. This is what I got...

I'm still limp as overcooked asparagus

25 posted on 04/07/2013 4:49:42 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: ApplegateRanch

Elk can be really BIG. Only the legs can be seen in the fog at night. It’s scarey seeing what looks like a bunch of people crossing the street in the middle of nowhere.


26 posted on 04/07/2013 4:50:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: bigheadfred

Me too. LOL


27 posted on 04/07/2013 4:52:33 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Paladin2

You want scary, one night we turned off the pavement onto our county gravel, then saw shadows out the side windows.

We were inside a loping herd of elk passing us on both sides of the car. We stopped, and the ones on the right crossed in front & & behind us, then they all went over the fence into a hay field to graze.

It was memorable, and the undies survived.


28 posted on 04/07/2013 5:08:09 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Paladin2

29 posted on 04/07/2013 5:11:51 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Foggier and darker.

It doesn't take long to brake to 0 mph when driving at 10mph makes it difficult to stay in your lane.

30 posted on 04/07/2013 5:21:14 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: JoeProBono

More elk, x20.


31 posted on 04/07/2013 5:22:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ApplegateRanch
One of those IED-"safe" HLS vehicles should be considered for certain travel situations.

I note that many 18 wheeler tractors out West are sporting serious looking "roo guards" these days.

32 posted on 04/07/2013 5:27:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: crusty old prospector

Alaska makes good use of Road Kill in the winter. When a Moose bags a car, the cops call people on the road kill list and they come salvage the meat. The moose that is.

Most guys just drag the whole moose into the truck and clean it at home.


33 posted on 04/07/2013 5:27:38 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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34 posted on 04/07/2013 5:29:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: JoeProBono

Wolves.....the other white meat.


35 posted on 04/07/2013 5:34:29 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: American in Israel

36 posted on 04/07/2013 5:40:28 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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37 posted on 04/07/2013 5:42:37 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Nice!


38 posted on 04/07/2013 5:55:58 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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39 posted on 04/07/2013 6:05:52 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

‘Roos are small compared to moose.


40 posted on 04/07/2013 6:07:58 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: JoeProBono
Then there are these "targets" on the road just north of West Yellowstone.


41 posted on 04/07/2013 6:10:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Utah Binger
Yep, that deer made quite an impact on me!


42 posted on 04/07/2013 6:17:08 PM PDT by colorcountry (The gospel will transform our politics, not vice versa (Romans 12:1,2))
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43 posted on 04/07/2013 6:17:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
This stuff is serious - no texting while driving:

" Michelle Higgins's car was badly damaged in a moose accident on the Trans-Canada Highway, a collision she can't remember. "


44 posted on 04/07/2013 6:18:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: JoeProBono

Is that Mickey Rooney?


45 posted on 04/07/2013 6:19:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

46 posted on 04/07/2013 6:28:18 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Remind me to only drive large vehicles with ‘roo guards while in Oz. I guess that there are various species.


47 posted on 04/07/2013 6:32:08 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: JoeProBono
Here's something closer to what I've seen this year:


48 posted on 04/07/2013 6:38:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

That’s some serious fabrication work there I’ll tell ya....


49 posted on 04/07/2013 6:41:49 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Paladin2

50 posted on 04/07/2013 6:43:25 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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