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@Marcyaz (35589)
United States
May 30, 2016 8:40am CST
My friend called me and told me she was going through Wisconsin and has been seeing many deer on the side of the road with tags on them. I had to look this up and let her know why. Wisconsin spends about $467,000 just to haul away dead deer, it has changed several rules. Wisconsin last year finally began allowing drivers, or anyone who wanted, a freshly killed highway deer to remove the carcass, provided police were notified as soon as possible. This year, the DNR also allows the motorist or a third party who claims the deer to donate the meat to a charity or other party that will use the venison. If they can get more people using the meat, they'll pay a lot less to dispose of those carcasses. They'd much rather have it cost them just a dime for the free tag.
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@LadyDuck (188846)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
Here in Switzerland is the same as @ElusiveButterfly said.
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
30 May 16
@LadyDuck That is a good thing as I don't think the State I am in does that.
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• United States
30 May 16
In our state if you hit a deer with your vehicle you are allowed to take the deer home with you. Just need to notify the authorities.
@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
30 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly That is good for the people to take the deer home with them.
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• United States
30 May 16
@Marcyaz if there is another person that pulled over to assist the other driver and the driver doesn't want the deer, the other driver will be offered it.
@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
30 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly That is good as that way it doesn't go to waste.
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@ida123 (6230)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
31 May 16
That's a good idea, if the deer was hit by a car, the meat shall be brought to the charity for food or those who wanted to eat the meat, they can have it rather than to waste it and rotten.
@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
31 May 16
@ida123 It is a good idea to take the meat home or give it to a charity rather then letting it just waste away.
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@ida123 (6230)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
31 May 16
@Marcyaz i agree with you
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@celticeagle (121072)
• Boise, Idaho
30 May 16
Ths is really good to hear. The meat is good for us.. We have many killed here too. I am not sure what the law is around here.
@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
30 May 16
@celticeagle It is good to hear that way everyone wins, the State and the people who are hungry.
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@celticeagle (121072)
• Boise, Idaho
30 May 16
@Marcyaz ....Yes, I think it is a good thing.
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@acelawrites (12739)
• Philippines
30 May 16
It is better to put the meat into good use than just wasted.
@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
30 May 16
@acelawrites It is better to use the meat instead of letting it rot away.
• United States
30 May 16
That's a great idea, especially donating it to a local charity.
@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
30 May 16
@Carmelanirel2 Yes it is a good idea to donate to their local charity.
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• United States
30 May 16
Interesting. I did not know that.
@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
30 May 16
@Berniezeitler I didn't know about this either until I looked it up and found out. I figured some people would not know about it either. You have learned something new today.
@hostessman (10313)
• Tucson, Arizona
30 May 16
well it makes sense rather than to just discard them. maybe they need to have a longer hunting season
@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
30 May 16
@hostessman Yes, it does make sense to take do something other than letting the carcus rot on the roadway, might need a longer hunting season.
@xstitcher (13002)
• Petaluma, California
30 May 16
Sounds like a good idea.