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road killed deer

what is the current situation with the game commission's policy regarding RKD? From my view point, there is none. deer are all along roadways just like litter.
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For the most part they don't pick them up anymore, the last I knew there were contractors paid to pick them up along state roads, don't know if that is still in place. It is Penn dot's and municipalities responsibility to keep the roads sided cleaned up. Back when I started with the PGC it was illegal for anyone to pick them up, that is how the officers got stuck with that job. Now that there are permits available for the public to pick them up to salvage the meat there is no reason for them to be task with it. Send people to school for a year and then make them garbage men, makes no sense.

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i believe penndot is suppose to take care of the ones on the highways.

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I will say here in Maryland our state highway picks them up on state roads and county roads are done by the county road division. We don't have townships.
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i believe penndot is suppose to take care of the ones on the highways.
Yes, but only after a fight. When I was still on the job they were contracting with people to pick them up for them. I don't know if that is still the case or if they are picking them up themselves. The turnpike used to bring them in to one of their maintenance buildings along the poke and call the officer to come and get them, after the officers told them to call in a timely manner and not after they had 6 or seven on a pile for them to pick up they started to just throw them down over the banks along the pike.

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I live off of a state road, and nobody picks them up. They lay there and rot. So for the last 30 yrs, someone will use their ATV or tractor, and drag them up thru a field into the woods. If people get paid for removing them, then someone owes everybody along this road some money.
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I have heard there are contractors with the state. I bet you could pick as many up as you wanted. I know you should call the GC for a permit but I really wonder how many do. Now if you're hacking off a rack someone will probably turn you in.
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if i remember right, when you contract to pick up the deer you have to have your own disposal site. you cant just drag them off into the woods. if you can, then i want that job...i am retired and can spend all day driving around and dragging them off the road and sending the bill to Penndot.


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Its kind of funny now that in that situation no one wants to claim the deer.
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-28-2019, 01:05 PM
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PennDot takes care of them here in Pike County.
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