Road Kill Permits Gobbled Up in Oregon

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Folks in Oregon are taking advantage of a new roadkill law that allows residents to claim elk and deer killed along highways. More than 200 permits were issued since the law took effect on January 1, 2019.

One of those locals who did is Benjamin Fowler. He received a permit after a deer ran out in front of his truck in northwest Oregon near Salem. Being a bowhunter, he already knew how to field dress the animal.

“It did help save on the grocery bill quite a bit, not having to pay for meat,” Benjamin Fowler, told the Statesman Journal.

Wildlife officials expect even more people will seek permits during the fall and spring when deer, elk and other animals are on the move.

(Photo source: Ben Smith)