Roadkill Salvage Permits Available Tuesday

By Beacon Staff

HELENA — State wildlife officials say permits to salvage road-killed deer, elk, antelope and moose will be available online beginning Tuesday.

The new law that allows for the salvage of road-killed wildlife for food became effective last month.

People who salvage road-killed animals must complete a permit within 24 hours of salvaging the animal. There is no charge for the permits.

Anyone who salvages a road-killed animal must remove the entire animal from the roadway. The salvaged animal must be used for personal consumption and cannot be donated or used for bait or pet food.

Some law enforcement officers who respond to collisions with animals will have the ability to process a permit on site, but others will have to go to the state Fish, Wildlife and Parks website.

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