In WV You Can Eat Your Road Kill
Young does are the best eating. Deer will forage almost anything. In the wild forage they like acorns and any kind of berries and dropped nuts or fruit. They also like corn and most domestic crops, vegetables and flowers and can destroy your victory garden unless you keep it well fenced and add noisemakers and predator scent spots. In some areas farmers and large gardeners can obtain deer damage permits which enable them to kill a certain number of deer based on their tilled acreage.
Road Kill, It's What's for Dinner In West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia motorists who run down the odd critter can legally take it home for dinner under a new law passed by the Legislature. The bill, which has made West Virginia the butt of jokes nationally, would let drivers keep their road kill provided they report it to conservation or police officers within 12 hours. The measure became law when Gov. Cecil Underwood declined to veto it by a Thursday deadline. Pro-road kill legislators envision people eating deer hit on he road, but the bill allows drivers to take home any wildlife, except protected birds, spotted fawn or bear cubs. Proponents said if drivers can be encouraged to eat their road kill, the state would save money it now pays Division of Highways workers to remove the dead animals. Current law allows people to take possession of road kill only after they've contacted authorities, by then the meat has spoiled, said supporters.
Grab the honey mustard, Elma, and hop in the pickup, let's go for a ride. I'm getting hungry!