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From freeway to fridge: Here’s how one Boise woman makes use of Idaho roadkill

BOISE – When Jessica Mundall sees an animal on the side of the road, there’s a decent chance it will end up inside her freezer. The 26-year-old is one of hundreds of Idahoans who take advantage of the state’s roadkill salvage laws, which allow individuals to harvest whole carcasses or parts of animals. Across the state, Idahoans have harvested more than 200 roadkill animals in 2019 alone.

Otter signs Moyle’s roadkill bill into law

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed into law a roadkill bill that would allow motorists or passers-by to humanely dispatch a badly injured animal unintentionally hit by a vehicle. Currently, Idaho law says only law enforcement officers can dispatch such animals. Otter gave his signature...

Idaho bill would let motorists shoot injured animals at roadside

Idaho House Majority Leader Mike Moyle wants to write the state’s current roadkill salvage rules into state law, and add an additional provision: That motorists can shoot a badly injured animal they’ve struck, to put it out of its misery.

Roadkill on the menu: 1,600 dead deer, elk salvaged from Washington roads

Steve Clark has learned that roadkill can be as delicious as the “fresh” deer and elk he hunts. The Spokane man accounts for two of some 1,600 salvage permits issued in the first 12 months of Washington’s program for picking up deer and elk killed in vehicle collisions.

Sportsmen recover roadkill for charity kitchens

Certified volunteers from the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council of Spokane have permits to dispatch injured game and collect the edible meat for the Union Gospel Mission or other charities.

Field reports: Salvaging road-killed deer, elk approved in Washington

CRITTERS – Starting this summer, Washington residents will be able to salvage road-killed deer and elk across most of the state, according to a new program adopted Friday by the Washington Fish and Wildlife. A salvage permit will have to be obtained from the Fish and Wildlife Department within 24 hours of taking possession of the animal. The agency will be setting up a system to distribute permits on its web site or at department regional offices.

Idaho’s roadkill salvage law seen as delicious success

You may hear little of it, but Idaho’s nearly 4-year-old law that allows people to salvage roadkill is surprisingly popular. According to an online data base maintained by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, more than 4,800 animals have been salvaged from the state’s roadways since the law took effect.

Dead or dying deer in the neighborhood? Here are your options

WILDLIFE -- The drought-related outbreak of bluetongue that’s killing white-tailed deer in the region by the hundreds, is adding urgency to a commonly asked problem: “What do we do with the dead or dying animal in our neighborhood?” Here are some guidelines: Inland Northwest Wildlife...