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Illinois has new road-kill deer reporting

July 02, 2010 at 02:57 PM

Illinois has new regulations for road kill and salvage deer.

Road Kill

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. 

Salvage

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.

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What a bunch of crap!!!  More rules and regs, just what we need.  Salvage deer = deer skull w/antlers.  Wonder who pushed for this???

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/02 at 03:37 PM

I’ll make sure to follow this law, not!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/02 at 04:36 PM

“Salvage deer = deer skull w/antlers”... That call in is nothing new. That reporting requirement has been in effect for at least 15 years or more…....... (before that you could not have any deer parts in your possession unless you had the archery or firearms tag for it and the check station tag) The only thing new in this, is going back to the same deer road kill pickup reporting requirement there was in effect until about 5 years ago when it was suspended. ( and yes before that went into effect you were not even allowed to pickup any roadkilled deer) At one time they dispatched the local game warden to pickup every one of them.

None of this applies to sheds.

As far as who pushed this? That I do not know- it is unusual for the DNR to reinstate something like the roadkill reporting once they have eliminated something that causes work for them.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/02 at 05:47 PM

Good grief! Who gives a flying &*%$#@ whether somebody desparate enough to pick up a stinking road-killed deer carcass is behind on his (her?) child support payments? What a state! I suggest everyone just ingnore this stupid crap. Also, does this apply to coons? Skunks? Possums? Squirrels? Armadillos?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/02 at 09:05 PM

It’s not a state rule bill- It’s a Washington thing. The Feds prohibit the states from issue any type of license or permit or even a road kill to anyone who is behind on child support.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/02 at 09:41 PM

I’d like to see the new enforcement measures on this one

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/02 at 10:46 PM

It doesn’t apply to any animals other than deer.It has been and still is illegal to pick up any roadkill other than deer.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/03 at 12:37 AM

Sickning!

Posted by HawgNSonsTV on 07/03 at 05:28 AM

What if you hit a cow? Big brother. Can you belive it. Can’t take it if your late on your support payments.Who thinks this B.S. up? Man!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/03 at 09:00 AM

Who gives a flying -- -- -- is correct!  I quess I will just have more fun shooting more coyotes now off the roadsides since there will be more roadkill out there.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/03 at 06:22 PM

These comments are exactly why the child support law is included. You can all afford to hunt and buy guns, bows, ammo and all the other toys we love.  Do the right thing and take care of your kids!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/04 at 08:34 AM

I don’t think anyone is advocating not paying child support here just questioning the wisdom of more bureaucratic red tape attach to of all things road kill deer. Instead of adding stupid feel good laws to the books, they should enforce the court ordered decree that has already been handed down.
What gives the Feds the constitutional authority to tell states what to do with road kill deer?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/04 at 10:25 AM

Try to buy a new boat without having the State run a check on you for child support….add ATVs, motorcycles and dead deer to the list.  Hope I can go to the crapper without notifiying someone in Springfield.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/04 at 07:53 PM

The delinquency background check has been in affect for several years to ensure IL residents requesting permits, licenses or other state services are not dead beat parents who owe child support. It’s a quick and simple electronic data base search that is already in place.  It provides instant results similar to outstanding warrant searches.  The IDNR and state agencies have to comply with this law and they typically mention it as a disclaimer statement on their permit forms and news updates.  Anyone in possession of wild game parts or meat has to report it to the IDNR.  If you don’t and you are found with unchecked wild game parts or meat from a legal kill, road kill or a salvage find you will be investigated for possession without proper permitting; similar to a poaching investigation.  The only thing that’s changed regarding this topic is the IDNR is providing IL residents the option to file an on-line report for taking possession of a road kill.  There is no change to the salvage reporting requirements.  Illinois taxidermist have to enter IDNR issued salvage tag numbers in their log books before they can legally mount a salvage deer or sheds.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/04 at 10:08 PM

It’s all good to me.

I think they need to stop the felons that can’t use a gun , it should apply to bows also. It’s a weapon.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/05 at 06:57 AM

I talked to one of the CPOs’ this weekend and asked him why the DNR went back to roadkill reporting. He told me that since IL did away from requireing the call ins of roadkill possession the officers have had an almost impossible time getting convictions on deer poachers. Unless the CPO actually saw the deer shot, almost no convictions are being obtained. He said stopping the roadkill call in created a huge loophole in the laws to stop poaching. Since the suspension of the reporting, all of the poachers are going to court and claiming that the buck they have was a “roadkill, just found by the road”. Well what about that bullet hole in the deer? “I didn’t put it there, somebody before I came along must have shot it to put it out of it’s misery- nobody wants to see a poor dumb animal that is hurt suffer”. Now none of us would buy this arguement, we know better but in a court of law it creates that little reasonable doubt, that is the standard for a not guilty conviction. Remember for a conviction on a conservation violation the legal standard is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, not more likely that he did it than not.

He also told me that since the Federal government started requireing the states to refuse all state services, permits and licenses to the deadbeats a lot more of them are paying up. He said that evry year in IL. this is bringing in several million dollars from the deadbeat to the kid.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/05 at 08:31 AM

I don’t know who for the DNR wrote the press release on this issue, but they sure could have done a much better job. If they had put some explaination into the reasons behind going back to reporting, it would have been a lot easier for folks to understand and accept I think. They need to understand that they work for us and they need our suuport- you don’t get that by just announcing a rule.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/05 at 09:03 AM

Well, there—-you—go—.  Good info Colonel.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/05 at 09:18 AM

It has no effect on me I think every deadbeat dad should pay there fees. I don’t pick up dead deer anyways I prefer hunting them. I guess if your offended then pay your dues. But I agree with the Colonel, if they would just explain things better in the first place people wouldn’t get as upset about these new rules or regulations.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/05 at 09:20 AM

Colonel, I agree with you. The DNR should have provided more info why they enacted the alternate call in system for road kills.  I work for a federal resource agency and we’re far from perfect too.  We partner some responsibility with the state for reporting potential poaching.  I’m amazed at the number of “hunters” that bring rifle shot deer into meat processing facilities and taxidermist thinking it won’t get noticed or they have a lame story that they found a road kill and didn’t want to waste the meat or a trophy head.  Hopefully this will decrease the number of thrown out poaching cases.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/05 at 04:22 PM

Bill (you’re gonna love this), yes…there are restrictions on road kill coons.  Out of season you’re not allowed to pick them up.  True for any furbearer with an established hunting season.  Absolutely insane.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/05 at 09:35 PM

Tuck, that info is inncorrect.it is Illegal to pick up any roadkill at anytime of year other than deer. It is Illegal to posses any animal that wasn’t legally taken with a legal weapon except roadkill deer.a vehicle is not a legal weapon.this info comes straight from the DNR.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/05 at 11:22 PM

buck617 has it correct. The Wildlife Code lists the only methods all wildlife can be killed or taken with. Ford F-150s are not listed. Deer are the only species so far that a special Administrative Rule has been written for slavage and road kill pickup.  CPOs have probably not cared and looked the other way on furbearers, as long as the season rules were followed.  I am sure that if you want to petition the DNR to change the rule so you can pick up road kill coons- they would probably change that rule. I am sure all the folks that work at the Department of Transportation would sign the petition. Talk about Dirty Jobs…...... 90 degrees out and you are the orange truck dude Mike Rowe with the shovel on Mondays.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/06 at 07:08 AM

This was a mile-wide poaching loophole that that was created just a couple of years ago and I strongly suspect that law enforcement pushed for the new reporting requirement system (which is in fact more convenient than the old system). Whoever relaxed the regs in the 1st place screwed up!

Bottom line is you get caught with a rack you didn’t check in YOU DESERVE TO GET BUSTED!!!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/06 at 10:50 AM

IF SOMEONE FROM THE DNR IS READING THIS…..

There is a link at the top of the onlne ROAD KILL DEER REPORT form that says “click here for instructions on reporting other slavage deer”. When you click on that it dumps you back onto the IDNR home page. You might want to fix that so customers go to a page with instructions for how to report salvage racks you find in the woods.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/06 at 11:02 AM

child support has nothing to do with hunting or fishing if you ask me

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/07 at 03:07 PM

If you have the money to buy fishing/hunting gear, and money to buy your fishing/hunting licenses. Have the money to buy gas to go. But a person is behind on their child support to take of their own kids, TOUGH!! And then if the parent has to sign up for help from the state because a dead beat parent doesn’t help take care of their own kid, but has the time and money to fish or hunt. I can’t put what I think about that on here because kids do read the comments, but I think my point is made!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/07 at 04:22 PM

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