Roadkill for Dinner
An Illinois bill for roadkill licenses is waiting for Governor Quinn to sign off. The bill would help Illinois with roadkill clean up costs, allowing people with the proper permit or license to take as much roadkill (fur bearing mammals) as they want, free of charge. It would be most helpful for the rural areas where there are many roadkill incidents. The bill has not received any negative feedback. It will be up to individuals to determine if the roadkill is safe for human consumption.
From Medill Reports Chicago:
The bill clarifies the current law regarding the legality of roadkill pickup in Illinois. Road-killed deer still may only be claimed by people who are residents of Illinois, are not delinquent in child support payments and do not have their wildlife privileges suspended in any state.