Montana wildlife officials said today it’s not yet legal to salvage deer, elk antelope or moose killed in vehicular collisions. The new law will not go into full effect until next month when a permit system is approved and operational. Until then individuals may not pick up road-killed wildlife. While the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules to establish a permit system for salvaged roadkill, those rules by law must now be approved by Montana Secretary of State’s office. Officials said once the law for the salvage of roadkilled deer, elk, antelope, and moose goes into full effect FWP will alert the public of how to obtain a salvage permit and other requirements. Individuals are expected to be able to apply for a permit online or in person at any FWP office within 24 hours of salvaging an animal.
So don’t jump the gun on keeping that roadkill.