roadkill Roadkill Salvage — Browse Species

*Only big game animals, upland game animals, upland game birds, furbearers, predatory, and unprotected wildlife may be salvaged.
**Protected nongame, threatened and endangered species, and migratory birds, including waterfowl, may not be possessed or salvaged.
***Several animals require mandatory checks.

List of Species that Can be Salvaged

Big Game Animals
Upland Game Animals
Upland Game Birds
Furbearing Animals
Predatory Animals
Unprotected Animals
Unprotected animals are all remaining animals in Idaho that are not listed as protected, endangered, or threatened AND all animals listed in categories above without a season.

These protected animals are listed below.

Reporting roadkill mortalities gives IDFG and ITD more informaiton to help prevent these losses to wildlife and dangers to travelers. Some species can be salvaged as well by filling out this form and waiver.

Salvage Information

During the 2012 Idaho Legislative session, new rules were approved which allow Idaho residents to recover, posses, and sell commercially valuable wildlife that have been killed by accidental vehicle collisions. Below are common questions and explanations concerning the new rules.

Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated 3/20/2012 9:18am MT

restrictedProtected Species (Illegal to salvage)

Upland Game Animals — NO ACTIVE SEASON
Upland Game Birds — NO ACTIVE SEASON
  • Lynx (Lynx canadensis)
Protected Nongame
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