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#14893 - 10/26/06 09:21 PM Re: Road Kills -- In Season.
redsnow Online   content

Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2117
Loc: WV
A "waiting-list" for road killed deer, lol, I thought WV was the only place where that happened. A few years ago when they changed the laws, it made the national news, the "big-wheels" were unhappy. It's legal here to "pick-up" any deer, with or without a license, any time of year, just call the DNR/911 and let them know. Bobcat, bear, fisher, otter, all need to be reported, depending on who hit the animal, circumstances, as a rule if season is in, (we don't have an otter season, they are protected) the person that killed the animal will be given a choice to take the animal, if they want it. A friend of mine ran-over a bobcat 4 or 5 years ago (during the summer), the DNR officer told her to freeze it untill season, and tag it. Taxidermists won't touch an animal, without the proper tags. Someone ran into, and crippled a cub bear, about 5 miles out of town last week, the animal was put-down, because it was less than 100 pounds, the DNR confiscated the carcass. As far as fox, coon if season is in they're fair game. smile

#14894 - 10/26/06 11:16 PM Re: Road Kills -- In Season.
RiverOtter Offline

Registered: 02/27/05
Posts: 646
Loc: Monashee Mtns, British Columbi...
Road kill furbearers are fair game in B.C., so long as they are within the boundaries of my trapline, I have my trapping licence and the critter is in season.

As for deer etc. for the purpose of bait. Last year B.C. trappers received the green light for picking up roadkill within trapping season. The only conditions are you need to fill out a small form to report that you took possession of a road killed animal and that you weren't the driver who struck the animal.


#14895 - 10/27/06 02:35 AM Re: Road Kills -- In Season.
Top Jimmy Offline

Registered: 09/10/06
Posts: 71
Loc: Alaska
In Alaska, all game animals not taken when hunting or trapping (ie road kill or defense of life or property) are the property of the state. Large game animals are donated to charity or to people on a waiting list, and any trophy's or hides salvaged are sold at auction by the state.


#14896 - 10/27/06 01:23 PM Re: Road Kills -- In Season.
downwind ken Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/16/06
Posts: 14
Loc: Athens, Ohio
gathering roadkill is not legal here in ohio..i always thouhgt we were alowed to gather them up,but by law we arnt allowed to..(per reg 4 law inforcement superviser)

#14897 - 10/27/06 01:34 PM Re: Road Kills -- In Season.
minker 1942 Offline

Registered: 09/14/06
Posts: 74
Loc: kentucky
road kills here in ky are legal during the trapping season if the person has a trapping licence, if not he or she has to call the local game warden to get a tag.otters and bob cats also have to be called in to recieve a cites tag.

#14898 - 10/27/06 05:41 PM Re: Road Kills -- In Season.
WayneAmerica Offline

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 56
Loc: Nebraska
I just got off the phone with the Furbearing and Non-game Mammals Program Manager for Nebraska Games and Parks... roadkill coyote are okay to collect at any time during the year, however, all other "furbearer" species may only be collected when in season and the collector must have a Furbearer license.

#14899 - 10/27/06 06:26 PM Re: Road Kills -- In Season.
Skydancer Offline
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Registered: 10/26/06
Posts: 3
Loc: Wausau Wisconsin
As stated above, here in Wisconsin it is not legal to pick up a road kill. I have talked to a Game Warden about this issue, yesterday as a matter of fact. Higher value animals such as Fisher, cat, bear, ect. are picked up on a regular basis by DNR personel after seeing them themselves or being reported by state or local authorities. These animals are then put into the "system" and the money from the sale of the animal is put directly back into the Trapper Ed program here. It's still a shame to see all those coon, skunks, opposums, deer and "lower value" animals going to waste. On a positive note it does get returned to nature so it's not really a waste. Just not money in our pocket. One road kill was helping feed a Bald Eagle. Beautiful sight that eagle was too.

#14900 - 10/27/06 09:53 PM Re: Road Kills -- In Season.
NEA Trapper Offline

Registered: 06/16/06
Posts: 74
Loc: arkansas
Here in Arkansas it is legal to pick up roadkill as long as it is in season.

#14901 - 10/28/06 07:20 AM Re: Road Kills -- In Season.
Otterwater0566 Offline

Registered: 02/01/04
Posts: 440
Loc: Austin, AR
I am the contact for North part of my county for roadkill deer, furbearers can be collected w/valid license...Even a smeared beaver has a $10 tail bounty. I have good relations with G&FC...I just send an email about the deer etc. They also send me lots of beaver work...

#14902 - 10/31/06 09:25 AM Re: Road Kills -- In Season.
Eric Cottrell Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/29/06
Posts: 4
Loc: Louisiana
Here in Louisiana it is legal to pick up roadkill and skin it during season by a person with a valid trapping license.

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