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Road Kill law allows people to eat what they find on the side of the road

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MONTANA -

We've all heard of a few odd laws before, but how about this latest one out of Montana.  The Wildlife Salvage Law went into effect at the end of November allowing people statewide to claim road kill.

House Bill 247 allows anyone to pick up road kill for salvage as long as they have a permit.  The salvaged animal must also be for one's own consumption.

Consumers of wildlife believe the new law is great for Montanans.

"We have people that are hungry here in this country,” said Don Balser. “This is a good way to supplement your food.  Some of that meat's good.  Yea, some of it will be bad if it's been hit hard, but overall I think it's a wonderful program. “   

The Montana Highway Patrol can actually print the permits in their car and issue them right there on the side of the road.

The Montana Department of Transportation reports nearly 7,000 carcasses were collected from the side of road in 2011.

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