I was driving through Pennsylvania years ago and saw a ton of deer that had been killed on the road. They were laying everywhere. What happened to those deer?
When I lived in Utah, it wasn't uncommon to travel one particular road and find twenty to thirty deer kills each day. What happened to those deer?
I was talking to my buddy in Eastern Washington yesterday and we were talking about the recent Big Horn Show in Spokane. He is very involved in the event and is pretty up to date on what's happening. He said they made a pretty good chunk of money this year. I asked him what they did with that money.
He said that one of the big projects is taking care of deer and/or elk killed on the roads. The State Police call them when they find a freshly killed animal on the road or one that's been injured and is still alive. The club sends out some people to pick up the animal, process it into meat and the meat is all donated to charitable organizations like the Gospel Mission and places that feed homeless people. Wow, what a program!!! It's against the law for anyone to pick up and salvage meet from a road kill, but the Big Horn Club has made arrangements with the state to salvage as much as possible and provide the meat to homeless.
This is a fantastic program!! Do any of you know what is done in your state with road killed animals?