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(Opposing Views)   Eating roadkill is about to become legal in Montana. In other words: nothing will change, but restaurants don't have to cover up the tire marks with veggies anymore   (opposingviews.com) divider line 36
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2013-09-02 04:01:06 PM  
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"....and I'll say it again, humans: Back. The. Fark. Up."
 
2013-09-02 04:24:53 PM  
Good thing there's plenty of dental floss there.
 
2013-09-02 04:26:27 PM  

Apos: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x287]

"....and I'll say it again, humans: Back. The. Fark. Up."


My dad use to tell me about the turkey vultures around his childhood home of Sidney, MT I grew up in central Montana (outside of Fort Benton), and in 26 years never seen one.
 
2013-09-02 04:29:35 PM  
How much is that permit? How many people will buy one just in case?
 
2013-09-02 04:30:02 PM  
I drove to Boseman, Montana in October of 1992, and was amazed at all of the deer that had been shredded by semis along the Interstate.
I wouldn't think much of that meat would have been salvageable.
 
2013-09-02 04:32:18 PM  

dryknife: Good thing there's plenty of dental floss there.


Just don't eat the pygmy pony.
 
2013-09-02 04:34:52 PM  

bearded clamorer: I drove to Bozeman, Montana in October of 1992, and was amazed at all of the deer that had been shredded by semis along the Interstate.
I wouldn't think much of that meat would have been salvageable.


FIFY
 
2013-09-02 04:36:19 PM  

bearded clamorer: I drove to Boseman, Montana in October of 1992, and was amazed at all of the deer that had been shredded by semis along the Interstate.
I wouldn't think much of that meat would have been salvageable.


Yeah it's likely for those cases where a deer had just been hit minutes prior. No sense it letting it rot in that situation, my parents got venison like that once many years ago.
 
2013-09-02 04:39:07 PM  
Roadkill? No no, "pre-tenderized" is the preferred nomenclature.
 
2013-09-02 04:39:26 PM  
There is a tremendous amount of road kill in Montana. When I go through the state, I stop before nightfall when most of the animals come out.
 
2013-09-02 04:39:45 PM  

dryknife: Good thing there's plenty of dental floss there.


And pygmy ponies.
 
2013-09-02 04:41:17 PM  

tjsands1118: Apos: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x287]

"....and I'll say it again, humans: Back. The. Fark. Up."

My dad use to tell me about the turkey vultures around his childhood home of Sidney, MT I grew up in central Montana (outside of Fort Benton), and in 26 years never seen one.


Also in North central MT, and have never seen one. Also even living up here I've never met anyone who has wanted to eat roadkill.
 
2013-09-02 04:43:40 PM  

tjsands1118: bearded clamorer: I drove to Bozeman, Montana in October of 1992, and was amazed at all of the deer that had been shredded by semis along the Interstate.
I wouldn't think much of that meat would have been salvageable.

FIFY


Much obliged
 
2013-09-02 04:50:16 PM  
Also I had to chuckle at this:

"People aren't going to intentionally hit an elk when it's going to cost them $1,500 in damages to their vehicle,"

You'd be lucky if that's all it did, they're huge. It would more likely total your vehicle and quite possibly kill you, so yeah no ones going to be hitting these animals intentionally.
 
2013-09-02 04:57:06 PM  

bearded clamorer: I drove to Boseman, Montana in October of 1992, and was amazed at all of the deer that had been shredded by semis along the Interstate.
I wouldn't think much of that meat would have been salvageable.


That's why you have a pair of heavy-duty zircon-encrusted tweezers in your hand.
 
2013-09-02 04:58:39 PM  
Meat me in Montana.
 
2013-09-02 04:59:38 PM  
Bumper Huntin' by Modern Man (on Modern Immaturity)
Seems too obscure for linkable lyrics, only sample in real format (yuck):
http://robcarlsonmusic.com/music/Bumper_Huntin.ram

"You don't need no license, no guns and no hounds,
To go bumper hungtin', you just run 'em down.

http://robcarlsonmusic.com/music.html
 
2013-09-02 05:02:19 PM  

theorellior:
That's why you have a pair of heavy-duty zircon-encrusted tweezers in your hand.


If I did, every other wrangler would say I was mighty grand.

/Yippy-Ty-O-Ty-Ay
 
2013-09-02 05:09:21 PM  
CSB. One thing that you don't see very often is turkey vulture as roadkill; however, I was driving down a country road some years ago and I could see a group of vultures jumping around in a frenzy on the side of the road. As I got closer, I realized that the roadkill was actually one on their brethren and it was hilarious to see them flitting about frantically, looking at one another in disbelief as if to say: "Should we eat it? Should we not? After all, it is carrion. But it's our brother...". Words don't do it justice but, suffice to say, that it was like a real life Far Side cartoon. I laughed so farking hard that I almost ended up in the ditch.
 
2013-09-02 05:10:53 PM  
Someone alert the Governor.
 
2013-09-02 05:11:49 PM  
i killed mommy deer and her 2 babies back in the day with my 78 honda civic as they crossed the road. all three fit in the hatchback and they were nice and warm and dead. my plastic grill was farked but i pulled the front end forward using a chain wrapped around tree while i jammed the car in reverse. the car passed state inspection [nj] for several years until rust killed it.
 
2013-09-02 05:17:52 PM  
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2013-09-02 05:30:12 PM  
I thought this was allowed in every state already. They're dead anyway, may as well get some use out of them.
 
2013-09-02 05:38:50 PM  
Why is eating roadkill illegal? As long as you disclose the origin, who gives a motherfark.
 
2013-09-02 05:51:57 PM  
I'm all for clean your plate, but this is a bit much.
 
2013-09-02 06:00:49 PM  

NorthernMT: ing up here I've never met anyone who has wante


well, instead of roadkill thin of it as 'accidentially hunted by vehicle' instead.
 
2013-09-02 06:17:30 PM  
I've seen a few low-speed deer+car collisions in Bozeman where the animal is hurt and needs to be put down - in that case I'd definitely put some meat in the freezer.  In the case of the I-90 Kenworth + deer collisions, I'd just as soon leave that to the magpies.
 
2013-09-02 07:05:05 PM  

Kygz: Why is eating roadkill illegal? As long as you disclose the origin, who gives a motherfark.


I think part of the concern was that it might establish a form of legalized poaching. Then someone realized that poachers aren't too interested in a legal method when the only legal ammunition is a car.
 
2013-09-02 08:36:40 PM  

NorthernMT: tjsands1118: Apos: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x287]

"....and I'll say it again, humans: Back. The. Fark. Up."

My dad use to tell me about the turkey vultures around his childhood home of Sidney, MT I grew up in central Montana (outside of Fort Benton), and in 26 years never seen one.

Also in North central MT, and have never seen one. Also even living up here I've never met anyone who has wanted to eat roadkill.


I'm near Bozeman--plenty of turkey vultures around here.

I'd also not turn down some roadkill moose or elk.  I worked in Alaska and there was a waiting list for roadkill moose.  The troopers would call up the name at the top of the list and you better believe somebody would be out there to collect a bunch of meat ASAP.
 
2013-09-02 09:34:27 PM  
Hey, Richard. This is your father.
 
2013-09-02 11:22:01 PM  
I was driving up to the Tetons from Star Valley in a MG C which is a roller skate with a windshield and a 6 point mule deer appeared on the opposite shoulder when I was 300 feet away. It stared at the car until I was 30 feet away and then ran straight into the car in the middle of the second jump where the corner of the windshield cut its heart and splashed about a quart of blood over the trunk and killed it instantly. Some hippie stops and starts going on about taking the deer into the next town which I wasn't about to do and then a local rancher stopped and told us it was illegal to be in possession of a deer without a license or out of season. It was the closest i'd ever come to getting killed.
 
2013-09-02 11:30:37 PM  

tjsands1118: Apos: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x287]

"....and I'll say it again, humans: Back. The. Fark. Up."

My dad use to tell me about the turkey vultures around his childhood home of Sidney, MT I grew up in central Montana (outside of Fort Benton), and in 26 years never seen one.


I saw plenty this year north of Lewistown...
 
2013-09-03 12:23:20 AM  
I don't understand why eating roadkill is illegal anywhere, especially when you hit yourself!!
 
2013-09-03 12:26:56 AM  

Kygz: Why is eating roadkill illegal? As long as you disclose the origin, who gives a motherfark.


Ecoli if the intestines are damaged in the trauma?
 
2013-09-03 01:59:16 AM  
I think the primary argument for it being illegal is to keep people from hunting out of season and saying "Oh, this deer?  It was roadkill" and similar excuses.
 
2013-09-03 02:21:18 AM  
You shouldn't eat meat at all, since its the primary cause of most disease and illness in America, including heart disease, with is the #1 killer in America (1 in 4 die from it).

However, eating roadkill is especially dangerous, and I'll explain why.  Usually when any land animal is slaughtered, including pigs, cows, and chickens, they remain alive until their throat is slit.  severing the carotid arteries allows the animals still beating heart to pump out most of its blood, this is a practice that has gone on for thousands of years.  The reason why they do this is because tissue with blood in it beings to putrefy almost immediately, literally within minutes.  Blood helps bacteria to consume all available proteins, and increases the process of decomposition.

Interesting fact is, you cant get all the blood out of animal tissue, nor all the bacteria, this is exactly why humans must cook their meat before eating it, to kill the bacteria and parasites.


Another interesting fact is, that over cooking meat is also terribly bad for you.  Its been scientifically proven that when you heat up animal tissue, cancer-causing compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) form on the surface of that meat. "Studies have shown that exposure to PhIP, one type of HCA, at levels as low as 10 to 20 nanograms per day is associated with roughly a doubling of breast cancer risk. Consuming HCAs also increases the risk of several other cancers, including colon cancer."
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So the best thing to do is set it aside (especially the gopher you ran over), and eat an apple (one a day keeps the doctor away), and if you feel really adventurous, try a couple bananas or some kale.
 
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