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(New England.com)   Don't like or want to hunt but still like the taste of Bambi? Then get yourself on Vermont's roadkill list, where the meat comes pre-tenderized (Links contains graphic image)   (newengland.com) divider line 66
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2008-04-05 07:23:29 AM  
Yesterday I bet I saw 15 dead deer on the side of the road. Some of them freshly dead and yes, the thought of throwing one in the back of the truck did cross my mind. But I didn't because I'm too lazy to hang, gut, cut it up, etc.
 
2008-04-05 07:31:36 AM  
img1.picturewizard.com

I'll have me a smear of deer.
 
2008-04-05 07:52:37 AM  
If it's a fresh kill then there's no reason to let the (unbruised) meat go to waste. If someone was unlucky enough to hit a moose, you could easily fill a freezer or two.
 
2008-04-05 08:04:34 AM  
In Ontario you can eat what you run over.
I had BBQ hobo last night.
 
2008-04-05 08:56:29 AM  
Wish they'd do something like that around here. I can't hunt any more (old eyes) and the friend that used to get one for me every year has moved away.

Everyone would rather charge the city folk an arm and a leg to come hunt. And most of the ones the do hunt, hunt to fill their own freezers.
 
2008-04-05 09:20:39 AM  
there are 34 deer and 48 turkeys in my yard right now.
/vermont
 
2008-04-05 09:51:34 AM  
Road kill meat isn't that good. The bone gets shattered into the meat and the guts get busted all inside.
 
2008-04-05 09:55:23 AM  
Someone hit a young moose on the Merritt Parkway in New Canaan last year, and they took the meat to a homeless shelter. I wholeheartedly endorse this. It pains me to see meat rot on the side of the road, when it can be used to feed people.

According to CT state law, you hit it, you can keep it, but you have to get a receipt from the State Police. Some of 'em might even give you a phone number for a local butcher who can dress it up for you.

/waiting to hit a wild turkey
//The bird, not the booze.
///colleague hit a turkey the other day at 80mph and the bird asploded.
 
2008-04-05 09:56:22 AM  
MMMM, venison jerky.
 
2008-04-05 09:56:46 AM  
Before the Roadkill fans chime in I have to ask..

Have you ever seen a deer really hit with a vehicle?

I mean a deer being run into with deadly force.

Just wondering...
 
2008-04-05 10:00:52 AM  
I like Italian. Are there many retirees in Vermont?

/Puts the fava beans on to boil
 
2008-04-05 10:01:52 AM  
fredbox: Before the Roadkill fans chime in I have to ask..

Have you ever seen a deer really hit with a vehicle?

I mean a deer being run into with deadly force.

Just wondering...


Waits for the pics of cars that have been crushed by deer, elk and mooses.
 
2008-04-05 10:10:17 AM  
Ontario has allowed you to keep it if you kill it for about 20 years now.

True story. Just after they changed the law, a police officer friend of mine was on the graveyard shift when one of the locals came in and stated that he had just hit a deer, and could he keep it? My friend and his partner went out to confirm the deer was hit by the truck, and found an inordinate number of weeds caught in the Grill and bumper.

My friend then informs the local that he has to show them where he had hit the deer. They follow him to the exact site where my friend shines his light into the field next to the road and finds truck tracks. It looked like Bubba did kill the deer with his truck, bud chased it through the field for about 20 miles before he hit it.
The courts made an example of him.
 
2008-04-05 10:12:48 AM  
So a deer hit by a car or truck would be pre-grilled venison?
 
2008-04-05 10:14:06 AM  
wowzer97pooh: fredbox: Before the Roadkill fans chime in I have to ask..

Have you ever seen a deer really hit with a vehicle?

I mean a deer being run into with deadly force.

Just wondering...

Waits for the pics of cars that have been crushed by deer, elk and mooses.


Lost the pictures in a flood. I have killed 2. 1 with a Buick, 1 with an Explorer Sport Track.

/Doing better than one of my brother-in-laws who hunts
 
2008-04-05 10:15:52 AM  
Recoil Therapy: If it's a fresh kill then there's no reason to let the (unbruised) meat go to waste. If someone was unlucky enough to hit a moose, you could easily fill a freezer or two.

Assuming you're going fast enough and hit solid enough to kill the moose outright, you do realize the driver would be lucky to survive also, right?
 
2008-04-05 10:22:43 AM  
fredbox: Before the Roadkill fans chime in I have to ask..

Have you ever seen a deer really hit with a vehicle?

I mean a deer being run into with deadly force.

Just wondering...


Yes, I was driving. Stupid thing ran from the other side of the road and bounced it's head off the hood of my car. Didn't do much damage aside from a dent in the hood, but it was enough to snap the deer's neck. Funny enough there was a cop car not too far behind me and a guy who had been coming from the other direction that also stopped to see if I was ok. The cop asked if I wanted to keep the deer (it was a good size doe) but I've never cleaned a dear before and didn't know what I would do with that much meat anyways. Thankfully(?) the guy that stopped to see if I was ok took care of that problem.

/that's northern Michigan for you
 
2008-04-05 10:29:21 AM  
Deer Gets Hit by Racecar Tasty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHyn4Um4NIo (new window)
 
2008-04-05 10:30:22 AM  
Driver: So a deer hit by a car or truck would be pre-grilled venison?

yeah, especially last year there was a real bumper crop
 
2008-04-05 10:33:02 AM  
I hit a deer with my Kia. The deer ran off.

/Damn car
 
2008-04-05 10:34:46 AM  
I am a proud participant in this fine program.
i214.photobucket.com
 
2008-04-05 10:36:11 AM  
Hit a deer w/my Ford Escort years ago. Glanced its hindquarters at about 30mph. Deer staggered a bit & loped off into the woods.

Practically destroyed the entire front end of the car.
 
2008-04-05 10:38:24 AM  
For info on my above pic:
Deer + Car x 70mph = Dead Deer + New Car
 
2008-04-05 10:42:29 AM  
img253.imageshack.us
/nom, nom, nom
 
2008-04-05 10:44:44 AM  
fredbox

Before the Roadkill fans chime in I have to ask..

Have you ever seen a deer really hit with a vehicle?

I mean a deer being run into with deadly force.

Just wondering...


saw it from the front passemger seat of a big-ass industrial type van going 70

tore the whole front right quadrant from the body, deer went over the driverside door. leg was a good 30 ft away

/the van made it home........and died.
//newhampshire-2003
///worst vacation EVAR
 
2008-04-05 10:52:29 AM  
A google image search for 'taste of bambi' returned some images that are NSFW.
 
2008-04-05 10:53:03 AM  
How long after one gets killed do you have to get it dressed before it takes like crud? I mean, say I'm driving home @ 5 and the road is clear, and on the way back in the morning @ 7 I see a dead one?
 
2008-04-05 10:55:40 AM  
passenger

FTFM

/No more fark til caffeine kicks in
 
2008-04-05 10:56:46 AM  
I don't want it pre-tenderized. Beating the meat is half the fun
 
2008-04-05 10:57:26 AM  
vudukungfu: there are 34 33 deer and 48 47 turkeys in my yard right now.
/vermont

FTFY

/Vermont
 
2008-04-05 11:01:15 AM  
Itstoearly: I am a proud participant in this fine program.

Itstoearly: For info on my above pic:
Deer + Car x 70mph = Dead Deer + New Car


Wow. You were very lucky. A deer rolling over your hood and into the windshield is pretty deadly. I guess if you had been going slower you probably would have been a lot worse off.
 
2008-04-05 11:05:46 AM  
The law is the same in New York. It happened to my father-in-law. I'm amazed with the deer population growth we have around here it is not a daily occurrence. I once saw a dead dear in the Bronx for Heaven's sake.

/No, it was a not a gang killing
//And it wasn't "tagged" yet either
 
2008-04-05 11:10:14 AM  
fredbox: Before the Roadkill fans chime in I have to ask..

Have you ever seen a deer really hit with a vehicle?

I mean a deer being run into with deadly force.

Just wondering...


I saw an SUV hit one on the Garden State Parkway once. Guy was doing about 80 and a small doe ran out in front of him. He had nowhere to go & no time to stop. Slammed into her full-force. She went right under the SUV & then somehow got lodged in the rear wheel well. Well, half of her did...

Blood & entrails everywhere. Ugliest, goriest sight I've ever witnessed. Pulled over and promptly threw up. He was okay but SUV was totaled.
 
2008-04-05 11:10:30 AM  
fredbox
Before the Roadkill fans chime in I have to ask..
Have you ever seen a deer really hit with a vehicle?
I mean a deer being run into with deadly force.
Just wondering...


I've done enough night-time road trips through Upstate NY, Pennsylvania and Virgina to have seen far more than I ever want to. Ugh...
Some are pretty mangled, but there are plenty that almost seem to be 'resting' at the side of the road... It does seem like a waste since any wild scavengers would probably soon get schmucked themselves.

In some places I don't know why they don't put up fencing or something along the Interstates around there where it's heavily forested - all the deer can make driving pretty hazardous. The remains of one almost sent us skidding off the road.
 
2008-04-05 11:14:45 AM  
fredbox: Before the Roadkill fans chime in I have to ask..
Have you ever seen a deer really hit with a vehicle?
I mean a deer being run into with deadly force.
Just wondering...



Yep. Took one out with my little Saturn. Jumped as I hit it. Completely severed one front leg and mangled the other. Poor bastard was still very much alive and making a horrible screeching noise. Luckily the local PD was there within 5 minutes to end it.

The rest of that bugger was fine, though. If I'd ever gutted a deer before, I'd guess there was plenty of unblemished steak to be had.
 
2008-04-05 11:16:14 AM  
ctobio: Someone hit a young moose on the Merritt Parkway in New Canaan last year, and they took the meat to a homeless shelter. I wholeheartedly endorse this. It pains me to see meat rot on the side of the road, when it can be used to feed people.

According to CT state law, you hit it, you can keep it, but you have to get a receipt from the State Police. Some of 'em might even give you a phone number for a local butcher who can dress it up for you.

/waiting to hit a wild turkey
//The bird, not the booze.
///colleague hit a turkey the other day at 80mph and the bird asploded.




Ha, we don't even have to run them over up here in the hills, the bastards will come right on in the house and wait for ya to to cook em! (linkypop)

Yeah, I usually have some deer in the freezer(alot of friends hunt, i usually mooch a steak or two off each ;) )and turkeys are just so damn common, I even had an old(big, 25+lb)barncat that took down a 28lb wild male turkey years ago. We gave it to the neighbors, apparently he was quite tasty(the turkey, not the cat!)
 
2008-04-05 11:19:14 AM  
Before the 27th Amendment fans chime in I have to ask..

Have you ever seen a deer really hit with a truck?

I mean a deer being hit with deadly force.

Just wondering...
 
2008-04-05 11:19:54 AM  
fredbox: Before the Roadkill fans chime in I have to ask..

Have you ever seen a deer really hit with a vehicle?

I mean a deer being run into with deadly force.

Just wondering...


Ha. Yeah, i have. Was about 7pm on I-85 on the virginia/NC border on my way to Raleigh and i got to watch what happens when a large green peterbuilt with a tanker trailer on it hits a buck at ~80mph.


A big... red... cloud. It was quick, it happened on the other side of the highway, but i was pulling off an exit to get gas and going fairly slow and watched the whole thing. There was a deer, then there was a large red cloud.
 
2008-04-05 11:21:48 AM  
Fredbox, let's keep it rollin today...I'm with ya.
 
2008-04-05 11:25:35 AM  
This likely happens in every state. If the driver doesn't want it, the cops usually have a list of people to call who are willing to pick it up.

Of course there must be enough usable meat left.

Meat is meat, whether from a bullet, a slaughterhouse, or a bumper.
 
2008-04-05 11:31:54 AM  
Mmmm, fender-tender!

That's good eatin'!
 
2008-04-05 11:34:54 AM  
fredbox: Before the Roadkill fans chime in I have to ask..

Have you ever seen a deer really hit with a vehicle?

I mean a deer being run into with deadly force.

Just wondering.


I've only seen aftermaths... Worst one i've seen, i'm just guessing that it was a deer since there's a deer colony nearby. You couldn't really tell. It was just a giant pulp of flesh in the middle of the road, kinda like a tomato that comes out of a can. I was on a decently busy 4 lane road so i'm guessing that a semi hit it.
 
2008-04-05 11:50:32 AM  
Arcangela: fredbox: Before the Roadkill fans chime in I have to ask..

Have you ever seen a deer really hit with a vehicle?

I mean a deer being run into with deadly force.

Just wondering.

I've only seen aftermaths... Worst one i've seen, i'm just guessing that it was a deer since there's a deer colony nearby. You couldn't really tell. It was just a giant pulp of flesh in the middle of the road, kinda like a tomato that comes out of a can. I was on a decently busy 4 lane road so i'm guessing that a semi hit it.


Uglist roadkill I've seen was an asploded armadillo.
 
2008-04-05 12:22:02 PM  
brigid_fitch: Hit a deer w/my Ford Escort years ago. Glanced its hindquarters at about 30mph. Deer staggered a bit & loped off into the woods.

Practically destroyed the entire front end of the car.


Those deer that scamper off into the woods probably die later. I found a deer in the woods while I was walking my dog that had apparently been hit by a car. Both legs on one side were broken; one was hanging by a thread. My dog flushed it, but it had apparently made it at least a quarter-mile from the busy road where I think it had been hit.

I called fish and game but they said they couldn't come out and finish off injured wildlife. I didn't call the cops, because I would have had to lead them into the woods to find the deer, even if they agreed to kill it. And I don't like cops. But that bothered me for days, the sight of that deer trying to escape from us on two broken legs.

/My cousin hit three deer in one winter, and another cousin hit two in one week.
//I question their driving skills, since I lived in the same area, saw many, many deer on the road, and managed to avoid them all.
 
2008-04-05 12:22:54 PM  
see this a lot in CO; elk make bigger bloodstains than deer.
 
2008-04-05 12:23:09 PM  

it took me a moment to google it up.

just be glad if your in a car instead o f a bike,


Motorcycle Hits Deer video
 
2008-04-05 12:25:29 PM  
near misses can be impressive too...
 
2008-04-05 12:25:30 PM  
Birds cannot get off the road and out of the way of your car at speeds over 100 mph.

FYI.
 
2008-04-05 12:28:45 PM  
trying to add this near miss...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6VS6qsLJeY
 
2008-04-05 12:37:12 PM  
Anyone else thinking of the scene from "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles"?

In N.J. the game wardens were called to pick up roadkill to be fed to the homeless.
 
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