Illinois has new road-kill deer reporting
Illinois has new regulations for road kill and salvage deer.
Individuals who wish to claim a deer killed in a vehicle collision must report the possession of the road-kill deer to the IDNR.
Road-kill deer may only be claimed by those individuals who are residents of Illinois, are not delinquent in child support payments, and do not have their wildlife privileges suspended in any state. Individuals claiming road-kill deer must report the possession within 24 hours using the new online IDNR Road Kill Deer Reporting Form. Possession may also be reported to the IDNR by phoning 217/782-6431 no later than 4:30 p.m. on the next business day.
Individuals involved in deer-vehicle accidents who do not want to take possession of the deer are not required to file a report with the IDNR.
Any individual finding a dead or injured deer (other than those killed in a vehicle collision or legally taken by hunting methods) may not move, transport, or take possession of the deer or deer parts until making a salvage deer report to and obtaining permission from an IDNR Conservation Police officer or an IDNR Regional Law Enforcement office.
Contact information is available online at IDNR Road Kill Deer Reporting Form.