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Author Topic: Road Kills  (Read 530 times)

Offline Gutshot

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Road Kills
« on: November 15, 2017, 08:05:31 AM »
As I traveled from PA through OH to MI over the past weekend on the PA and OH turnpikes and I-75 in MI at over the count of 30 I lost count and would not be afraid to estimate 40+ deer killed and splattered all over the roadways. I do realize that the rut has kicked in, up here, but some of these deer have been laying on the roadsides for many days, as indicated by the excessive bloating. Some for grease/blood spots were, in some cases two lanes wide and 1/4 mile long. I guess my question is, doesn't any of these highway department remove the road kills from the highways? at least for safety reasons? It was obvious that some of the deer were run over many many times. There were several cases in OH where the deer were moved to the berm or medium barrier of the road and marked with an orange safety cone? How many other states have the same issues with road kills? On a side note: there were many other smaller critters DOR (dead on road)
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Offline Bearclaw

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Re: Road Kills
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 08:53:14 AM »
Seems like Maryland picks them up fairly quick, including the bears that get hit. The road crews know this is the time of year for this so you would think they would put out some extra crews out looking for them and getting them disposed of. Just my opinion.
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Re: Road Kills
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 12:04:37 PM »
In Michigan, the road commision does not pick them up.  If you hit a deer, the state gives you first dibs, but anyone can claim either deer or bear roadkills.  All you have to do is contact 911, they will contact whoever has jurisdiction, they will send out an officer, and he will issue a permit.  In my area, the sheriff's dept has jurisdiction.  Btw, I have picked up three deer that were hit within 100 yds of my place.  In one case, the deer was still alive, and the deputy finished it off.  I have counted as many as 10 roadkills in a 3 mile stretch or road, during one fall season.
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Re: Road Kills
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 03:04:36 PM »
Sure is that time of the year , been seeing many road kills lately , the deer are really moving here .  ##$%#1118
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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: Road Kills
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 04:46:35 PM »
We almost hit a buck about a week and a half ago. 
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Re: Road Kills
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 09:24:54 AM »
Same here deer on the move and lots of road kills.
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Re: Road Kills
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 11:36:26 AM »
There are a lot along US23 and I75.  Its worse in the spring and during the fall rut.   I almost hit a buck last night driving home from my hunt.

If you do hit one the police will issue a salvage tag if you want to keep it.  I kept the one I hit a few years back and gave to someone who needed the meat, they also processed it themselves.
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Re: Road Kills
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 04:36:42 PM »
they quit picking them up in WI a few years ago. they don't even have a call list for those that want them for meat. it's a waste
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: Road Kills
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2017, 01:26:01 PM »
Same here Yari, lots of great venison going to waste, just fattening up the yotes, possums, and buzzards
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