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Wed Apr 12, 2017, 05:45 PM

Roadkill bill cruises through Oregon Senate

Oregonians may soon be able to salvage the meat from roadkill deer and elk under a bill sponsored by Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena) and Rep. Greg Barreto (R-Cove).

Senate Bill 372 would allow the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife to issue salvage permits for deer and elk that are accidentally killed in a vehicle collision. The bill passed the Senate on April 6 by a vote of 29-0.

Approximately 20 other states have a similar law on the books, including neighboring Washington and Idaho. Washington enacted its roadkill salvage program on July 1, 2016, issuing 1,100 permits over the first six months, according to Hansell.

Thatís 1,100 animals that were salvaged in one degree or another, Hansell said, rather than simply being left to rot on the side of the road.

Read more: http://www.eastoregonian.com/eo/local-news/20170410/roadkill-bill-cruises-through-oregon-senate

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Wed Apr 12, 2017, 05:57 PM

1. Nothing wrong with still warm roadkill

except that it tends to deprive scavengers of their dinner.

I'd be very suspicious of anyone harvesting roadkill with front end damage to their vehicles. Yeah, you know some "hunters" out there will try it.

But overall, it's a good bill, especially in parts of the country where a little protein in the freezer is about all you get except beans, eggs, and the occasional tough old hen who's stopped laying them.

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