- Apr 1, 2014
MI bill aims to turn roadkill into roadside cuisine
The bill has passed the Senate and is now headed to the House. Booher said the driving force is simplicity: while getting a permit is easy and it's free, it can take so much time to receive that the meat has rotted. If the bill becomes law, all motorists would need to do is keep the piece of paper "until the game and its parts are consumed, are composted, or are no longer possessed," and be ready to show it to a law enforcement officer if questioned while they wait for their salvage tag.
The law wouldn't apply to all animals, though: a claimant would need a hunting license in order to salvage a dead deer or a dead bear. The DNR is against the bill, saying that permits needed in advance help it keep track of animal trends.