Have you ever wondered why someone hasn't loaded up that departed deer from the side of the road with visions of venison steaks for dinner?

I'll be honest, just thinking about chowing down on an animal mowed down by a vehicle makes me a bit nauseous. Maybe it's the word 'roadkill' that turns most people's stomachs when thinking about another option for a family dinner. The roadkill menu differs by state, but in Connecticut prevalent roadkill include, deer, wolves, coyotes, raccoons, squirrels, and skunks, and they all taste like chicken.

Can we all agree that the finest roadkill in Connecticut would be deer? Venison meat can be tantalizing if it's fresh and cooked properly, but is it legal to harvest roadkill in Connecticut? According to the website reason.com., harvesting roadkill is now legal in at least half of the states in the country. Oregon's governor has just signed off on the new state's roadkill bill which allows Oregonians to collect, eat, and cook any deer or elk that they've hit with their cars.

The Autumn Deer Rut Begins In Richmond Park
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I searched the internet for hours, but unfortunately wasn't able to locate any definitive rules or regulations pertaining to the harvesting of roadkill in Connecticut. Check out all of Connecticut's dead deer stats at www.ct.gov. 


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