• @Kbobabob@lemmy.world
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    232 months ago

    Here’s the meat of the article

    If HB 1025 passes, it would expand the list of claimable dead animals to include turkeys and elk, and would expand the list of claimants to include not just the driver but anyone who might come along and discover the corpse. Specifically, any person “who discovers a deer, bear, turkey or elk that has been killed in a collision with a motor vehicle” could make the claim…

    I see no problem with this. Why waste food?

    • emmanuel_car
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      92 months ago

      Probably people picking up meat that has spoiled/not knowing what to do with it, and getting sick. @BirdEnjoyer said a friend of theirs has to unironically tell people not to pick up anything they didn’t hit themselves.

      I agree with the sentiment though, good food shouldn’t go to waste.

    • @dis_honestfamiliar@lemmy.world
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      52 months ago

      Are we going to ignore the following:

      keep the deer or bear for his own use as if the animal had been killed by that person during hunting season for the animal.” Va. Code § 29.1-539. “Compliance” means that the driver must immediately report the accident, whereupon an officer “shall view the deer or bear” to ensure that it was an accident. If the officer is satisfied, he or she may award the deer or bear to said driver.

      • @ThatWeirdGuy1001@lemmy.world
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        32 months ago

        I mean yeah. If the deer/bear was in the road the driver gets it. If the driver clearly drove out of the way to hit the deer/bear they don’t get it and potentially get a fine.

  • @snekerpimp@lemmy.world
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    62 months ago

    Can’t wait to get me some opossum pie! Or some fresh venison, or squirrel! Ooo doggie what a blessing in these trying times!

    /s

    • 🔍🦘🛎
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      52 months ago

      ‘Some fresh venison’ is literally hundreds of dollars of meat, so honestly go for it.

  • BirdEnjoyer
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    22 months ago

    Knew an RD who worked with a lot of Southern rural patients.

    She would have to unironically tell them to just not eat anything they didn’t hit themselves

  • @LifeInMultipleChoice@lemmy.world
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    02 months ago

    Psh, they are 14 years behind. Tennessee started in 2010.

    “TCA 70-4-115 allows wild game animals, except for non-game and federally protected wildlife species, accidentally killed by a motor vehicle to be possessed for personal use and consumption.”