Accidental meat

Noted: New York residents can collect roadkill deer, moose, or bear to be used for meat or fur "as long as the collision is reported to authorities and deemed to be unintentional," reports the public radio show Marketplace, which has a national interactive feature on roadkill laws.

There are about 80,000 deer/vehicle collisions a year in New York State, according to State Farm, which figures the likelihood of a New York driver hitting a deer in a year is 1/141. (Hunters kill about 230k deer a year in the state.)

Also: there is a field guide to "flattened fauna."

[Marketplace] [State Farm] [Edible Geography]


"State Farm, which figures the likelihood of a New York driver hitting a deer in a year is 1/141."

Those are pretty good odds. Better than winning the lottery!

I know this because that was the year my mom bagged a deer (with the minivan) and my dad didn't. We were in the Northville area and had to wait for a cop to come put a tag on the deer.

FWIW, the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem (Westchester County) gets collected roadkill (deer mostly, I think) for their wolfie residents dining pleasure.

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