Wolf Point Herald

Roadkill Salvage Law Not Yet In Effect

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 road-killed deer, elk, antelope and moose goes into full effect FWP will alert the public 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.