Skip to comments.Mont. lawmakers approve 'roadkill bill'
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."
I guess as long as the buzzards ain’t pecking at it.
(What if it comes through the windshield into the passenger seat and you just drive it home? (been there, done it)).
Tommy Boy approves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbSFxlfuf9s
I’d think that the small ones would have been (SUV) tenderized.
Well, as long as it only applies to animals....”We’re getting closer to town” “How can you tell?” “We’re hitting more people”
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.
Wow, se på røv på denne buck!
“It’s WHAT for dinner??????”
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.......
Hellige ko, hvad rart asparges du har.
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.”
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