Nearly 300 Use Oregon's Road Kill Salvage Law


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A law allowing drivers to take road kill in Oregon started January 1st, 2019 and though May 298 people have used the program.

If you hit and kill a deer or elk you can process the meat after filling out a permit on the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website.

239 deer and 59 elk were killed and processed.

Most of the permits were issued for animals killed west of the Cascades. Adam Baylor, with ODFW, says "that's probably due to more roads and a larger population in that part of the state."

It's not just Oregonians taking advantage of the program. Permits were issued for people from Washington, Idaho, Texas and Michigan.

More than 20 states have similar programs.

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