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What do the new roadkill/salvage rules allow?

Answer

By notifying the Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game (IDFG) and completing reporting requirements, people can now:

  • Recover and keep wildlife species classified as upland birds, upland game animals, big game, furbearers, unprotected wildlife, and predators that may be lawfully hunted or trapped that have been killed by accidental vehicle-collisions. A list of wildlife species that CAN be salvaged can be viewed by going online at https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/roadkill. Protected non-game wildlife, Threatened or Endangered species, migratory birds (which are federally protected), and other wildlife species not lawfully hunted or trapped may NOT be recovered, possessed, or salvaged.
  • Purchase or sell wildlife parts, except the edible flesh, of wildlife species classified as big game, upland game, upland game birds, furbearers, or rattlesnakes that may be lawfully hunted or trapped that have been killed by accidental vehicle-collisions.  Bighorn sheep cannot be purchased, bartered, or sold.  
  • Retain and consume the meat of wildlife species classified as big game, upland game animals, upland game birds, and furbearing animals which may be lawfully hunted or trapped, that have been killed by accidental vehicle-collisions.   Persons salvaging and consuming this meat do so at their own risk.