Roadkill buck

GlennGlenn GeorgiaPosts: 1,724 Captain
Removed due to others not wanting to play nice...I will not share anything on this forum again!


  • hewes18hewes18 Posts: 757 Officer
    Dang..looks like it was pretty solid for it's age too
  • FISHHUNTRFISHHUNTR Posts: 1,285 Officer
    Thats ashame... whenever we see bucks getting hit on the roads we know they are roaming looking for does.
    "FISHUNTR"- 2012 20' Pathfinder, Yamaha F150, HDS gen 3 9T
  • bswivbswiv Posts: 7,615 Admiral
    If I remember correctly it is ILLEGAL to remove one unless law enforcement has given the okay.....

    That said I'd be surprised if anyone got a call from the authorities on this one.

    But keep this in mind when you stop to pick up the growing number of dead bears on our highways.
  • pbchunterpbchunter Posts: 233 Officer
    who gives a **** if it is illegal or not at least its not going to waste. imo
  • JoshAaron91685JoshAaron91685 Posts: 723 Officer
    Well I think it has more to do with " oh no officer I didnt even notice the bullet holes, he was just laying there dead so I grabbed him figured no sense in it going to waste."
  • GlennGlenn GeorgiaPosts: 1,724 Captain
    I guess next time I will just keep the pictures to myself instead of sharing them. As for any bullet holes....I think if you would have seen the other half of the deer you would have not questioned that.
  • vlcmsrfrvlcmsrfr Tallahassee, JupiterPosts: 215 Deckhand
    So was it a nice buck? The biggest or second biggest buck I've seen from the Apalach NF was hit by a car.

    I've heard in some states you can tell when theyre starting to rut, because there's roadkill all over
  • Travis GTravis G Kentucky😢Posts: 501 Deckhand
    when i lived in ky we actually carried a bone saw and cruisded the highways waiting to cut horns off. i have cut 5-6 per day on the same 20 mile stretch during the peak of the rut. got some good cube steaks and backstrap that way too. all i had to do was call my local warden and he would give me a destruction tag.
  • JoshAaron91685JoshAaron91685 Posts: 723 Officer
    Glenn wrote: »
    I guess next time I will just keep the pictures to myself instead of sharing them. As for any bullet holes....I think if you would have seen the other half of the deer you would have not questioned that.

    Easy there fella. I wasnt suggesting you shot the deer, just saying thats probably the reason the law is in place, to prevent such things. I've grabbed roadkill here by the house when I know there's no chance of me getting caught. :shrug
  • AllenRAllenR Posts: 2,702 Captain
    According to FWC, it is not illegal to pick up road kill...

    Customer allen rogers 02/25/2007 01:30 PM
    wondering the legality of taking a road killed deer, assuming the season is closed, and you do not possess a hunting license..can you legally take the deer and clean it......

    Communication History

    Response OED-SWRO-AL via Email 02/27/2007 11:18 AM
    Thank you for contacting the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). When it comes to a road kill deer, there is no specific statue or administrative code to address it. FWC has historically allowed the driver of the vehicle that strikes the deer to keep the carcass regardless of season or possession of a hunting license. Usually such incidents are documented by either the FWC, a county sheriff, or the Florida Highway Patrol who provide an accident report for the vehicle's insurance company.

    Your question sounds like you are referring to a deer that has been struck and killed, but not by the vehicle YOU are driving. If you happen along a road kill carcass and would like to take the deer for the meat, that would also be legal. Provided that there is absolutely no question that the deer was indeed the victim of an automobile strike. The best course of action would be to contact the FWC wildlife hotline and explain the situation so that an incident could be created to document the case. This would ensure that if you were stopped by a law enforcement officer or reported by a member of the public for "possession of deer out of season" that you would be able to prove that you indeed had a road kill carcass.

    The number you would need to call would be 1-800-404-FWCC (3922).

    If you need further clarification, feel free to contact Lt. Del Teagan in our Lakeland Office at (863) 648-3200 Ext 1125.

    Angela Lagan
    Customer Service Specialist
    Southwest Regional Office
  • bswivbswiv Posts: 7,615 Admiral
    The light for this picture was provided by a Clay County Deputy.......and that is a roadkill we are gutting.

    Called FWC and they said to contact Clay Co before we moved it......which we did. Ate good.

    Point being that I was not in any way suggesting that it should be left to rot but rather that it's easy to make the call and save any and all aggravation should questions arise.
  • FrisbeeFrisbee Posts: 2,315 Officer
    My weak non-bloodthirsty heart thinks deer meat tastes better when I know the deer wasn't killed for me. I'd love to go roadkill scavenging if I lived where the deer were stupider than the people...unlike here in the South.
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