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FWP seeks comment on roadkill salvage rules

By Associated Press
Published On: Jul 26 2013 11:37:59 AM MDT
MISSOULA, Mont. -

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on a proposed rule allowing motorists to salvage antelope, deer, elk and moose killed in vehicle collisions.
    
The state Legislature passed the so-called roadkill bill in March, and the agency has drawn up proposed regulations on how to implement the new law.
    
The proposal was put out for public comment Thursday.
    
The Missoulian reports (http://bit.ly/1e0hBMt ) the proposal calls for anyone who wants to salvage one of the four species to present the animal to a peace officer or at an FWP office to obtain a possession permit.
    
FWP officials say they are uncertain of the public's appetite for collecting and eating road-killed animals.
    
Supporters of the new law say it's a good use of meat that would otherwise go to waste.