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Montana considers allowing salvage of road kill

By Associated Press
Published On: Mar 20 2013 07:16:37 AM MDT
HELENA, Mont. -

Montana lawmakers are to vote on whether to allow people to salvage road kill for meat.
House Bill 247 would allow law-enforcement officers to issue permits to salvage animal carcasses struck and killed by vehicles.
The bill has been rewritten to allow only elk, deer, antelope and moose to be taken. Earlier versions included fur-bearing animals, upland game birds and migratory game birds.
The Senate votes on the measure Wednesday afternoon. The House has already cleared it in a 95-3 vote.
The measure would leave it up to the state Fish, Wildlife and Parks to regulate how the carcasses are salvaged.