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Montana Law on Roadkill

23/11/2022 | objavio Radio Gradačac

State law is contradictory when it comes to the disposal of wildlife remains. Hunters are allowed to leave entrails and other inedible parts in the forest after legal killing and are also allowed to feed pets game meat. But the new Rescued Road Traffic Victims Act limits the disposal of leftovers at an authorized landfill or official composting site. It also limits its use to “human consumption” – no dog food. According to insurance company State Farm, Montana ranks second on its list of states where a deer collision is possible. Add a few other animals, like moose and moose, to keep an eye on, and the thought of seeing Roadkill isn`t a shock in the state. But after an accident, if everyone and everything is fine, what should or can be done with the animal? Below are frequently asked questions about Montana`s law on permits to kill on the road: As in Illinois, some opponents have argued that the law is a bad idea because it would encourage poachers to intentionally beat animals so they can claim it as a traffic accident. My feeling has always been that most poachers know what weapons are and would be much more likely to use one of them, but I`m not a poacher. Montana statistics, however, seem to support this view, as so far only one-third of Roadkill plaintiffs have reported hitting the animal themselves, as opposed to a dead moose of indeterminate age lying on the road thinking, “That looks good.” Many Montana residents are taking advantage of a new Motor Vehicle Accident Recovery Act passed earlier this year that allows residents to take home wildlife killed by vehicle collisions, with the only requirement being a special permit that can be printed at home. More than 800 permits have already been issued.

Montana is far from the only state to legalize the use of Roadkill, although I don`t know the exact numbers. I know Illinois has such a bill because we discussed this controversy (law passed, law rejected, veto overturned) and Wyoming considered one but did not pass it. It was somewhat controversial in Montana, or at least the agency Fish, Wildlife and Parks was initially against it, but according to this report, all is well. That`s because the state passed a law Tuesday allowing residents to eat road animals. The new law not only allows drivers to harvest animals they accidentally kill with their car, but also allows drivers to print licenses from the comfort of their homes within 24 hours of the accident. The state agency is also expected to release an app for permits to kill on the road at some point in the future. And because it might still be too much work for some people, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Agency says it`s also working on creating an app for road mortality permits. No turkey: Some types of road deaths are still illegal to eat, including predators, birds of prey, and sheep Canceling road deaths isn`t just a good way to make sure meat isn`t wasted. Each approval provides FWP with valuable information. You can`t take trophy pieces (antlers, horns, teeth, etc.) and leave the rest. You can not transform the animal in the public right-of-way, including the pits of the barn (skinning, evisceration, slaughter). You cannot use a saved road accident as bait.

All you have to do is fill out a permit within 24 hours of the road killer recovering. But Washington is not one of them. It is illegal to pick up Roadkill in Washington without permission. What`s for dinner? On Tuesday, it became legal in Montana to rescue and consume certain types of road fatalities. Under the new law, a person is allowed to pick up deer, moose, moose or antelope and must download a free permit called a vehicle killed wildlife recovery permit within 24 hours. Officials responding to collisions with wildlife can also issue these permits. Game wardens are authorized to verify any road mortality claims and may inspect the animal. All meat must be used for human consumption and may not be sold. Neighboring states like Wyoming have considered similar bills to allow for the collection of traffic victims. However, previous attempts have failed due to fears that poachers will run over healthy animals to claim them. The idea behind the law was to dispose of waste from more than 7,000 animals killed by vehicles in the state last year.

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