In Colorado, people can take the edible portions of roadkill if they get permission from the state’s Division of Parks and Wildlife. “The goal is to make sure that meat doesn’t go to waste, while making sure people don’t poach with their vehicles,” said Randy Hampton, a spokesman for the division.A 2010 Georgia law allows people there to take home dead bears — as well as other animals — after they inform law enforcement officials or a state wildlife conservation officer.
One food writer reports: “I’ve met people in every part of the country who do it.” We only hope the Nanny Staters don’t stop this burgeoning new American fare. When the Montana roadkill law was being debated there were hints that regulators were going to stand between Americans and their roadkill. While roadkill isn’t served on the menu at the stately Mead manor, we at Via Meadia say eat and let eat.[Image of Deer on a Road Courtesy of Shutterstock]