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(MLive.com)   New Michigan law makes it easier for motorists to bring home roadkill, officials say it will probably save a few bucks   (mlive.com) divider line 25
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2014-03-29 09:38:40 AM
People can now squirrel away some freshly flattened meat just in time for grillin' season!
 
2014-03-29 09:41:19 AM
Well done,  Subby.
 
2014-03-29 09:51:48 AM
Roadkill, coming soon to a locally-sourced, all-natural, organic farmers' market near you: Eat more roadkill! It's the most ethical meat
 
2014-03-29 09:52:50 AM
i762.photobucket.com

Approves.
 
2014-03-29 09:57:10 AM
The UP finally seceded huh?
 
2014-03-29 09:59:10 AM
See, Tennessee truly is an innovator.  They legalized eating roadkill way back in '99.
 
2014-03-29 10:04:26 AM
Time to get my huntin' bumper on.

I was told that my grandma would get a deer every year by hitting it with her car (back in the 50's and 60's, same car), then one year my uncle wrecked her car.  She was really mad at him, he wrecked trying to avoid a deer.  No one could explain how he got the car on top of the tree.

/that is the story as I was told it.
//and some intentional bad grammars
 
2014-03-29 10:05:13 AM
Whether it'shiat by a car or shot I guess doesn't make a difference. But how do you know, unless you hit it your self, how long it's been laying there? That's what would worry me.
 
2014-03-29 10:12:15 AM
I do this under the current system, it's not that much of a hassle. Road kill deer make great coyote bait, no matter how mangled they are.
 
2014-03-29 10:13:23 AM
As a Michigan resident I approve, and so will my freezer. I have a few friends that live up north that hit deer every few months, yes they suck at driving. Its more meat then they can eat themselves.
 
2014-03-29 10:16:26 AM

abhorrent1: Whether it'shiat by a car or shot I guess doesn't make a difference. But how do you know, unless you hit it your self, how long it's been laying there? That's what would worry me.


That's why he wants to make the process faster, it's for those that are on scene when the animal is hit and is still fresh.  I know people that will eat roadkill, but it is only when they know the moment the animal was killed and know how long they have to get the animal dressed and refrigerated.  As it sits right now, the process for legally taking the dead animal for consumption takes hours and loses much needed time for dressing and preserving the meat.
 
2014-03-29 10:20:51 AM
With a good knife, it takes 5 min. (max) to cut the tenderloins out of a deer. There was a time I always carried a good knife and tin foil for this very reason. Also, has most hunters can attest, it's not too hard to recognize a fresh kill from an old one.

/deer tenderloin is mm mm good
//deer is the only road kill game I've eaten.
///think of all the starving kids, why waste good meat
////never trust a person who doesn't eat meat
//stay off my mountain
 
2014-03-29 10:25:49 AM
I helped my dad and uncle butcher a deer my uncle hit with his truck when I was about 10 or so. He just threw it in the bed and drove over, since he was pretty close to our house. Split the meat 50/50, and there was nothing wrong with it.
 
2014-03-29 10:27:36 AM
What a hare-brained scheme!  You'd bearly have any meat left to consume!


/gooses
//I mean, ducks
 
2014-03-29 10:28:44 AM
Thanks Subby - always looking for a way to get more doe
 
2014-03-29 10:31:00 AM
I hit one in the UP when I was in high school, it was just after rifle season so the meat was still good, hit it about 10:00 pm and had it hanging in the garage and skinned by 11:00 pm, there was no hassle to tag it from the state police, don't know how they could make it easier unless they helped hang and butcher for you...
 
2014-03-29 10:37:52 AM
Road kill is clearly not-fast-enough food.
 
2014-03-29 12:08:48 PM
I live in Michigan - I just hit a dear 3 days ago - Its head practically exploded on the front left corner of my Explorer. You can already get the Tag from police when they come to the accident . They got there in 3 minutes from the call and its really no big thing were i live. but I definitely approve of streamlining the processes for areas were it might be tougher to do this.
 
2014-03-29 12:13:27 PM

Gobobo: Well done,  Subby.


Yes Subby, good jorb.
 
2014-03-29 12:18:17 PM

abhorrent1: Whether it'shiat by a car or shot I guess doesn't make a difference. But how do you know, unless you hit it your self, how long it's been laying there? That's what would worry me.



It's pretty easy to tell by the blood.    Bright colored vs dull.
Plus if you stick a knife in the abdomen and you get excessive gas coming out, like more than normal.

And temperature.  If it's really cold it can lay for quite some time.

The best ones are when the person right in front of you smacks it.   No damage to you, and they don't want it.   Win!

If there is still gurgling noises.....that's a fresh one.

In my state it is just one phone call to the PGC within 24hrs.   Can't get any simpler.
 
2014-03-29 12:24:17 PM
My dad hit a deer this winter. My dad was fine albeit shaken, but the truck didn't make it (major damage to the cab and the electronics therein) and neither did the deer.* Since it was winter, and a really cold winter at that, salvaging the dead deer was probably easier. (Not sure  who salvaged it, but someone did.) When the world's a freezer, meat keeps pretty well.

When the world's a steamer... well, not so much. A streamlined process would absolutely be useful because summer.

*Mom'shiat multiple deer over the years without totaling a vehicle. The first deer my dad hits? Boom. Totaled. My dad can no longer tease my mom about crashing into Bambi.

/I have yet to hit a deer
//Clipped a raccoon once, though
///Not salvaging dead raccoon
 
2014-03-29 12:48:30 PM

lack of warmth: abhorrent1: Whether it'shiat by a car or shot I guess doesn't make a difference. But how do you know, unless you hit it your self, how long it's been laying there? That's what would worry me.

That's why he wants to make the process faster, it's for those that are on scene when the animal is hit and is still fresh.  I know people that will eat roadkill, but it is only when they know the moment the animal was killed and know how long they have to get the animal dressed and refrigerated.  As it sits right now, the process for legally taking the dead animal for consumption takes hours and loses much needed time for dressing and preserving the meat.


I wouldn't be opposed to eating it depending on what type of animal. As I mentioned, how it dies doesn't really matter as long as it hasn't been sitting. Don't know if I'd eat a squirrel or opossum. But a deer, hog or bear maybe. I've actually heard Porcupine is quite tasty. Not sure if we have any of those around here though. Have never seen one.
 
2014-03-29 02:33:18 PM
Ashamed to admit that this headline went straight over my head the first time I read it scrolling down the page. Good job, subby.
 
2014-03-29 05:03:15 PM

Nick Nostril: [i762.photobucket.com image 532x520]

Approves.


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Them's mighty fine eatin'!
 
2014-03-29 06:10:17 PM
You ever have birds dive-bomb in front of your car while you're zipping along a two-lane road?

Well, my minivan took out a few....
 
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