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Would you (or do you) scavenge road kill?

CaliFFLCaliFFL Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
Idaho's new road kill law went into affect on Jan 1st. It is now legal to pick up road kill for consumption. I hadn't really thought about it, but last weekend, I saw a couple guys skinning and quartering a cow moose on the side of the road.

The only things I've ever picked up are fur bearers. I'm not leaving perfectly good cash on the side of the road. Not so sure about meat...


Thoughts?
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  • ZeeZee Posts: 28,462 Senior Member
    Yep.
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  • Fat BillyFat Billy Posts: 1,813 Senior Member
    Depends on the expiration date on the wrapper(hide).:uhm: Later,
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  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Posts: 5,463 Senior Member
    I may have helped take a deer back to the firehouse after a deer vs car call. The tip of a ladder on a rear mount ladder truck slightly extended might make a good place to skin a deer. All hear say though...
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  • Ericb622Ericb622 Posts: 31 Member
    technically never picked up road kill
    I did however come up on a doe once that was hit and still alive. Called the local police. The officer that showed up went to HS with me. He called a rookie Afro American female officer and made her shoot it...missed with the first shot. he then let me gut it and keep it.
  • NNNN Posts: 25,236 Senior Member
    I have eaten many deer, a few rabbits and squirrels, and some raccoon in the old days.

    All fresh enough road kill and that is the key, how old is the road kill.

    I draw the line at 'possum.
  • shootershooter Posts: 1,186 Senior Member
    I actually checked with the State Police and local Game Warden to see if it was legal and regularly use road kill deer for coyote bait. About 100 yards from my garage there is some fairly thick cover that the coyotes dragged the carcasses into when I first tried it. So I got in the habit of using re-bar trap stakes to keep the carcass in place and in my shooting field of fire. Here are some photos of one that was staked out in 2003 and shot with my Colt H-BAR from inside my garage. I sit inside the garage with the overhead door half way up and seated at my bench. Living in the country has its perks. :up:

    DCP_2426.jpg

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  • ZeeZee Posts: 28,462 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Dude. You don't even count in this thread. You eat bugs and stuff.

    :sulksofftocorner:
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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Only fur bearing critter would be a fox or bob cat.


    I've picked up muskrats, minks, beaver, a couple coons, and a coyote. I stopped for an otter one morning but he was sploded. 12 miles of my daily commute is along a river. Seen plenty dead ducks and geese, but haven't picked them up.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    shooter wrote: »
    I actually checked with the State Police and local Game Warden to see if it was legal and regularly use road kill deer for coyote bait.

    You are fortunate. We cannot use any part of any "game animal" as bait, not even hides or gut piles.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • JayhawkerJayhawker Posts: 18,364 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Yep.

    Absolutely!.. Mostly deer, even if it's just for the backstraps .I'm hoping that someone is going to whack a bison out on the public road through the refuge....
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  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Posts: 3,249 Senior Member
    I may have helped take a deer back to the firehouse after a deer vs car call. The tip of a ladder on a rear mount ladder truck slightly extended might make a good place to skin a deer. All hear say though...

    As the main guilty party has been retired for several years now..... The tailboard of a 1978 American LaFrance "Snorkel" is perfect for loading a deer onto for the ride back to the station. As the station has several mature trees around it, no use of the boom to hang the deer was required. Always helpful to be friendly with the donut munchers, they can let you know when there is a deer down from a vehicle strike.
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  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Posts: 3,249 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Absolutely!.. Mostly deer, even if it's just for the backstraps .I'm hoping that someone is going to whack a bison out on the public road through the refuge....

    Buddy of mine told me about a Ford Escort that hit an Elk outside of Ft. Riley. Guy was knocked out for several days. The Chief of the VFD took the elk home and processed it. First thing the guy asked when he woke up in the hospital was, " Where is my Elk?"
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
  • BuffcoBuffco Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    I'm not starving, so I'd have to say no. If I watched a deer get hit, then yes. But happening upon it, even warm and limber?

    No.
  • BufordBuford Posts: 6,724 Senior Member
    Welcome.
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  • BuffcoBuffco Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Don't knock it till you tried it

    Oh, we're talking about "that"?

    Then yes.
  • BuffcoBuffco Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    Buford wrote: »
    Welcome.

    Hey, thanks!
  • shootershooter Posts: 1,186 Senior Member
    Just a thought!


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  • JermanatorJermanator Posts: 16,249 Senior Member
    I don't care. I love deer meat. I have salvaged a few from the side of the road before. They were delicious.
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Posts: 14,865 Senior Member
    Me and a college room mate thought we were living the good life after my mom and his both hit deer a couple weeks apart and we got the bulk of the meat, so yes, I have not done it since college though, but i would.
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  • BigslugBigslug Posts: 9,882 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Dude. You don't even count in this thread. You eat bugs and stuff.

    Beetles are natures M&M's
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  • BuffcoBuffco Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    Not do long as there are Lil' Debbies. I'll let you guys eat the dead for a mysterious length of time crap.
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    You are fortunate. We cannot use any part of any "game animal" as bait, not even hides or gut piles.

    Same here but I've never asked or looked at the regs in re: roadkill as bait. But our archery whitetail and black bear openers coincide so if I were to take a deer in this new area we're hunting there is no law that says I have to haul the gut pile out. This last season I did not take a deer with my bow but I had that tactic in mind and still do.
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  • bklysenbklysen Posts: 525 Senior Member
    Did so just recently. Picked up a turkey for the coyotes, short exam provided me with a few choice cuts. Coyotes got the rest...(most of it).
  • jaywaptijaywapti Posts: 5,116 Senior Member
    A good fresh road kill, yup

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  • snake284-1snake284-1 Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    Idaho's new road kill law went into affect on Jan 1st. It is now legal to pick up road kill for consumption. I hadn't really thought about it, but last weekend, I saw a couple guys skinning and quartering a cow moose on the side of the road.

    The only things I've ever picked up are fur bearers. I'm not leaving perfectly good cash on the side of the road. Not so sure about meat...


    Thoughts?

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  • snake284-1snake284-1 Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    I have eaten many deer, a few rabbits and squirrels, and some raccoon in the old days.

    All fresh enough road kill and that is the key, how old is the road kill.

    I draw the line at 'possum.

    Which side of the Possum Line are you on? :silly: :roll2: :roll2: :roll2:
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  • TeachTeach Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Tennessee is a "roadkill salvage" state. It's legal to scavenge road-killed deer, etc., just call the local game warden and notify him about what you're up to. Now, about possums- - - -it takes three good ole boys to eat one- - - - -one does the eating, the other two direct traffic. Then we swap off for the next one. Recently, with the armadillo infestation moving into Middle Tennessee, we've got possum on the halfshell!
    Jerry
  • NNNN Posts: 25,236 Senior Member
    snake284-1 wrote: »
    Which side of the Possum Line are you on?
    Eye no the SC proceedure 4 getting a possum ready 4 the table.

    But, I expect they are too greasy for my health, to eat them.
  • woolybuggerwoolybugger Posts: 13 New Member
    NN wrote: »
    Eye no the SC proceedure 4 getting a possum ready 4 the table.

    But, I expect they are too greasy for my health, to eat them.

    Actually possum and sweet taters is an Arkansas delicacy. The possum is best live trapped and finished for a couple of weeks on apples, persimmons, and other fruit to get some of the gaminess out of the meat. Then you kill and skin, and boil in pot with sweet taters for a few hours...put a nice clean brick on the carcass to hold it down
  • Fat BillyFat Billy Posts: 1,813 Senior Member
    I've got it! I'll open a all night possum drive through with a dining room for serving the afore mentioned possum on the half shell. Gentlemen will have a choice of MD 20 20 or Ripple. Ladies can get white wine in a box as long she smokes filtered smokes. Big Mudder trucks(cars) recieve free Valet parking. I'll be rich! :drool: Later,
    Fat Billy

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