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So this morning I shot a buck with my crossbow. He wasnít a trophy. He actually looked pretty old & didnít have much of a rack left, but I just wanted some meat in the freezer. Anyway, I was hunting pretty close to an interstate. After I shot I didnít wait long enough to track him & Iím pretty sure I pushed him. I found half of my arrow (fletch end) on the trail he ran away on, so I knew I didnít get a pass through. I would normally back out & wait at least an hour, but Iím working nights right now & was ready to go to bed. I tracked a good blood trail up to the interstate, so I went back to my truck and drove around. I stopped where he had crossed and found blood in the median but no deer. At this point I was thinking he made it all the way across so I headed towards the next exit to turn around & look on the other side of the road. I got about 150 yards down the road & there he was, dead ON THE INTERSTATE! I couldnít stop safely at that point, so I drove to the exit, turned around, went to the next exit, turned around again and guess what? Some pot licker beat me to it. I saw brake lights up around the deer but assumed it was just folks looking at him. Nope. The deer was gone. All that was left was some blood and a few small pieces of lung. Oh well, at least heís not gonna go to waste.
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Someone else was hungry
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I bet it would be hard to explain everything to a game warden if he caught you loading a deer up off the side of an interstate and have him believe it
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
I bet it would be hard to explain everything to a game warden if he caught you loading a deer up off the side of an interstate and have him believe it
I thought about that. Iíd have just acted like I was getting it out of traffic for public safety reasons.
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On a duck hunt in Mississippi guide hit a buck on way to hunt totaled his truck left it by his truck came back and it was gone. More hunga than us.
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I'm ten years old shot a big doe on our property. Was tracking her as she went on to my neighbors property, I hear a gunshot sure enough my neighbor had shot the doe I had shot, I turned around and went home.
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I thought about that. Iíd have just acted like I was getting it out of traffic for public safety reasons.
Here in TX you get caught loading up a deer that was hit on a road without the permission of a game warden and you are in trouble.
you get caught loading one that was shot and you are in real trouble
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Tennessee passed a law a few years back making it legal to take deer killed in highway accidents home for consumption. No hunting license necessary. Of course the national media labeled it the "roadkill law" and folks has a lot of fun with it.
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they do that and all of them people with big brush guard bumper/grills will run off the roads hitting them on purpose.
here in Tx the GW's normally take the game to shelters unless they feel like letting the ones that hit it take it home.
I have a feeling that if they see a big brush guard and no damage to the vehicle they will not let you take it
even the highway patrol and sheriff department . have to call the GW to deal with wild game

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Originally Posted by DLG4354 View Post
So this morning I shot a buck with my crossbow. He wasnít a trophy. He actually looked pretty old & didnít have much of a rack left, but I just wanted some meat in the freezer. Anyway, I was hunting pretty close to an interstate. After I shot I didnít wait long enough to track him & Iím pretty sure I pushed him. I found half of my arrow (fletch end) on the trail he ran away on, so I knew I didnít get a pass through. I would normally back out & wait at least an hour, but Iím working nights right now & was ready to go to bed. I tracked a good blood trail up to the interstate, so I went back to my truck and drove around. I stopped where he had crossed and found blood in the median but no deer. At this point I was thinking he made it all the way across so I headed towards the next exit to turn around & look on the other side of the road. I got about 150 yards down the road & there he was, dead ON THE INTERSTATE! I couldnít stop safely at that point, so I drove to the exit, turned around, went to the next exit, turned around again and guess what? Some pot licker beat me to it. I saw brake lights up around the deer but assumed it was just folks looking at him. Nope. The deer was gone. All that was left was some blood and a few small pieces of lung. Oh well, at least heís not gonna go to waste.

Good story for hunter. Better for gatherer. 👍

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I wish more states would allow roadkill to be picked up. Driving through Illinois was heartbreaking seeing all the deer on the side of the road just rotting away. I bet I saw at least 30 deer in one day on the side of the road.
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Even in NJ, you can pick up a deer killed on the highway. You have to call the state police and an officer comes out to give you a deer tag and it's yours.
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Even in NJ, you can pick up a deer killed on the highway. You have to call the state police and an officer comes out to give you a deer tag and it's yours.
That is the reason most dont pick them up. I wouldn't want to sit there and wait for an officer to show up. Not really a priority call for the cops...
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So you basically were driving down the interstate looking for road kill. Lol
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That is crazy. I'm guessing central Mississippi, am I close? Second guess is southeast Missouri.
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West Virginia. I’m from AL but I’m here working.
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I had a pig pickin' at my property. Some buds show up in their little sports car with all sorts of front end damage. They said they hit a deer a half mile up the road. Asked if I had some knives. Gave them some knives and a cooler and they were back in a half hour. We set up another cooker for the venison.
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I was ticketed and fined 250 for taking a deer out of season here in CA by the Fish and Wildlife.

I was driving on the 101 and was following a big white work truck. Like a welders or plumbers rig. He just hammered a blacktail spike right in front of me and kept going. I saw the deer slide across the lane and onto the shoulder. SCORE!! Fresh Backstrap for dinner!!

Pulled over and was just getting the backstrap out quick and a CHP pulled over and asked what I was doing. He said you cant dp that and called Fish and Wildlife. He came took the backstrap, the rest of the deer and gave me a ticket.

He saiid no picking up road kill as it encourages folks to purposely hit them and it is a danger to be on the side of the road. Seems like bs to me, but whatever.

I did pull over a cut a fox tail off for my son about 2 months ago. Drying it out now. It is a beauty.
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Yes I had a buck hanging from my garage rafters less than an hour after I hit it with my Lincoln Town car. The wife was a bit surprised when she got home, but there is no way I would have let that meat go to waste

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