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Salvaging roadkill to be legal starting in January

This new regulation only applies to animals that have been hit accidentally.

Posted: Oct. 11, 2018 7:12 AM
Updated: Oct. 11, 2018 10:20 AM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- Roadkill will soon be up for grabs in Oregon. 

The new law only applies to deer and elk. You can only take roadkill for consumption, and it only applies to animals that have been hit accidentally.

You can't sell the meat, and you would be eating the meat at your own risk.

The entire carcass must be removed from the road.

Additionally, you would be required to get an online permit within 24 hours and turn heads and antlers in to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The law takes effect in January 2019.

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