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Montana legalises cooking
and eating roadkill

Telegraph [UK], by Philip Sherwell

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Posted By:JoniTx, 4/8/2013 6:33:18 AM

New York -Lawmakers in the US state have overwhelmingly passed a bill allowing locals to salvage meat from the carcasses of wild animals killed in road accidents. When signed into law by the governor, Montana could become "the ultimate drive-through destination for adventurous foodies", the website Huffington Post noted. Steve Lavin, the legislator who introduced the bill, said that the idea came to him as he drove the open highways of the predominantly rural state and started to count the carcasses lining the road. "It really is a sin to waste a good meat,"

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 4/8/2013 6:38:06 AM     (No. 9264718)

I don´t want any roadkill meat but thank you anyway.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 4/8/2013 6:42:10 AM     (No. 9264725)

The headline implies that people will be stopping to harvest meat from the bodies of animals that they see lying on the side of the road. However, from reading the article it appears that the bill is more common sense. If you are driving along and one of the common game animals (deer, moose, etc) jumps in front of your car and you hit it, you can butcher it for the meat. Pennsylvania has had such a law for years.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NYBruin, 4/8/2013 7:05:55 AM     (No. 9264759)

Skunk! It´s what´s for dinner!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 4/8/2013 7:17:45 AM     (No. 9264773)

The metro/homosexuals at Huffington Post can have a good laugh over their arugula if they must. Of course , this NYC writer fails to mention that prior to this, you had to summon a law enforcement official to come from who knows how far away to file a report and investigate before you could touch the carcass. In a state the size of Montana, this could take hours which would render the meat unfit for consumption or certainly cause you great delay. Before the liberals took over, it was common practice to take the meat if it wasn´t ruined or leave it for the scavengers. Thanks to all the laws we are saddled with , we are forced to choose the latter option.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1, 4/8/2013 7:36:16 AM     (No. 9264810)

Here in Pa, I have legally picked up a few deer. If hit without rear end contact, venison was delicious.
I was taught by my mother that wasting food is sinful.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40, 4/8/2013 7:38:15 AM     (No. 9264815)

There is apparently a cooking bag you can tie over the engine block to give you that "under the hood" flavor.. No thanks!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: kahlerbob, 4/8/2013 8:14:52 AM     (No. 9264872)

Road Kill Katering. Wrex Roadhawg, prop. and pres of RoadHawg Truck Lines.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 4/8/2013 8:28:21 AM     (No. 9264902)

A lot of states allow allow those who hit deer with their cars to take the carcasses for partial compensation for the damage. No one would try to hit that size of animal on purpose.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 4/8/2013 8:34:16 AM     (No. 9264916)

I can attest to the validity of #2´s statement. I´ve eaten more than a few deer who tempted fate on PA´s roads once too often. There is certainly nothing wrong with it. In PA you do not need to be the person who hit the deer either although I do believe you need to get a "permit" to have the meat. A call to the game warden suffices.

My wife once hit a deer in Bucks County (PA) with her brand new Subaru (less than 700 miles on it). When she called me my first question (after is everyone OK) was did you get the deer? My fathers first question (after the OK one) was did you get the deer? Grandma was less enthusiastic but asked anyway, so did my sister and my nephew.

15 years later she relates the story to my daughters boyfreind. His first question was Did you get the deer?

I think a lot of states allow this.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pinger, 4/8/2013 9:00:12 AM     (No. 9264958)

Oh, darn. They make you cook it?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: metalman2, 4/8/2013 9:10:11 AM     (No. 9264979)

It was illegal? Who knew you needed a legislature to tell you what to do with roadkill?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LouD, 4/8/2013 9:36:38 AM     (No. 9265031)

"Some folks would never eat a skunk, but then again some folk´s´ll
Like Cletus the slack-jawed yokel."
Thanks, Simpsons!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: DocH, 4/8/2013 10:49:53 AM     (No. 9265183)

I´ll have the stack of flat cats, please. With double syrup.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: provide, 4/8/2013 11:33:34 AM     (No. 9265280)

"Does that include pedestrians?", said Jeffery Dahmer.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: cheeflo, 4/8/2013 11:41:58 AM     (No. 9265301)

None for me, thanks.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: harper, 4/8/2013 12:16:53 PM     (No. 9265366)

There´s a message here for the North Koreans.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Caveman, 4/8/2013 1:13:14 PM     (No. 9265447)

You should be able to shoot them if they come within a mile of a highway. So many people hit deer around here because they have no natural predators this close to town.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rafter, 4/8/2013 1:23:44 PM     (No. 9265458)

The RoadKill Cafe...

Where dinner is swerved...

Drive-thru available...

Doggie-bag for Koreans...

And for others of similar Elk...

#5, no "rear-end contact"? Ass-uming this has nothing to do with the Boy Scouts nor
the Catholic Church...

Picture the question diners might axe at the RoadKill Cafe...

"Ewww... Who goosed the moose?"
Is the flavor altered, or what?
Inquiring minds...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: kanphil, 4/8/2013 3:02:59 PM     (No. 9265606)

Backstrap is backstrap, no matter what caused it´s demise. Yum, yum and bring a good red wine.

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