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I was going hunting , headed north on 87 this morning about a mile or two past Munson Hwy when a BMW , driven by a Whiting pilot hit this buck right in front of me. The buck didn't look to be hurt , but ran about 40 yds and fell over dead. I stopped to check on the guy and he was OK. He said it broke his corner lamp and headlight. We loaded the buck on my truck and I headed on to my camp and got in my stand anyway.
 

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Nothing wrong with that Mike!!!! Maybe you'll get it's bigger brother or daddy!!!
 

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Just curious and could care less and think that's the right thing to do and im not trying to start no crap just wondering in case it happens to me so don't accuse me of hatin' but...... if that was a doe or an undersized buck - would possessing it be legal?
 

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Just curious and could care less and think that's the right thing to do and im not trying to start no crap just wondering in case it happens to me so don't accuse me of hatin' but...... if that was a doe or an undersized buck - would possessing it be legal?
No it wouldn't. There was a thread I posted a while back about the two yearling that were hit and I dispatched them and carried them home. I found an email saying from the FWC if you notice a road kill or hit an animal and you want to take it home than you can. Also he could easily prove that it was hit by a car and not shot.

Response OED-SWRO-AL via Email 02/27/2007 11:18 AM
Thank you for contacting the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). When it comes to a road kill deer, there is no specific statue or administrative code to address it. FWC has historically allowed the driver of the vehicle that strikes the deer to keep the carcass regardless of season or possession of a hunting license. Usually such incidents are documented by either the FWC, a county sheriff, or the Florida Highway Patrol who provide an accident report for the vehicle's insurance company.

Your question sounds like you are referring to a deer that has been struck and killed, but not by the vehicle YOU are driving. If you happen along a road kill carcass and would like to take the deer for the meat, that would also be legal. Provided that there is absolutely no question that the deer was indeed the victim of an automobile strike. The best course of action would be to contact the FWC wildlife hotline and explain the situation so that an incident could be created to document the case. This would ensure that if you were stopped by a law enforcement officer or reported by a member of the public for "possession of deer out of season" that you would be able to prove that you indeed had a road kill carcass.

The number you would need to call would be 1-800-404-FWCC (3922).

If you need further clarification, feel free to contact Lt. Del Teagan in our Lakeland Office at (863) 648-3200 Ext 1125.

Angela Lagan
Customer Service Specialist
Southwest Regional Office


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Just curious and could care less and think that's the right thing to do and im not trying to start no crap just wondering in case it happens to me so don't accuse me of hatin' but...... if that was a doe or an undersized buck - would possessing it be legal?
As long as it was hit by a car, it's fine. It's roadkill not a doe or undersized buck....hahaha

I try to donate deer when we get complaints as such!:thumbsup:
 

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Thanks Brandon - Great answer
There is a "situation" In the N end of SRC, that I heard about, involving a large buck with an unusual rack that was killed by a random motorist - there were several local hunters/land owners who had game cam pics of this buck. A local happened upon the accident, called the hotline & was given permission to take the deer, which he did mainly because of the unique rack. The guys with the pics have insisted that they be given the rack since the deer was killed coming off their land and they feel they have more rights to it than the guy that found it. I understand that the whole thing has gotten a little nasty and I think that if the guy hadn't called & got permission/documentation law enforcement would be involved..... wonder if anyone else has heard about this and sorry for the derail
 

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Thanks Brandon - Great answer
There is a "situation" In the N end of SRC, that I heard about, involving a large buck with an unusual rack that was killed by a random motorist - there were several local hunters/land owners who had game cam pics of this buck. A local happened upon the accident, called the hotline & was given permission to take the deer, which he did mainly because of the unique rack. The guys with the pics have insisted that they be given the rack since the deer was killed coming off their land and they feel they have more rights to it than the guy that found it. I understand that the whole thing has gotten a little nasty and I think that if the guy hadn't called & got permission/documentation law enforcement would be involved..... wonder if anyone else has heard about this and sorry for the derail
You talking about the unicorn? It had a main beam in the middle of it's skull
along with the typical 7-8 point rack? That was a nice buck if it was! Ifin it is, I'll try to get the pic of it again!
 

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You talking about the unicorn? It had a main beam in the middle of it's skull along with the typical 7-8 point rack? That was a nice buck if it was! Ifin it is, I'll try to get the pic of it again!
that fits the description I was given, killed on highway 197?
 

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Thanks Brandon - Great answer
There is a "situation" In the N end of SRC, that I heard about, involving a large buck with an unusual rack that was killed by a random motorist - there were several local hunters/land owners who had game cam pics of this buck. A local happened upon the accident, called the hotline & was given permission to take the deer, which he did mainly because of the unique rack. The guys with the pics have insisted that they be given the rack since the deer was killed coming off their land and they feel they have more rights to it than the guy that found it. I understand that the whole thing has gotten a little nasty and I think that if the guy hadn't called & got permission/documentation law enforcement would be involved..... wonder if anyone else has heard about this and sorry for the derail
Your welcome sir. I wondered the samthing back when I had to dispatch those two yearlings and it was rifle season.
 

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Unless seen freshly hit, would you just take a dead deer off the side of the road? How do you know it isn't spoiled from sitting in the sun


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Unless seen freshly hit, would you just take a dead deer off the side of the road? How do you know it isn't spoiled from sitting in the sun


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I wouldn't take a roadkill unless personally saw it hit or a buddy saw it freshly hit. I've personally had to kill 2 that were hit by cars in the past month.
 

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Hey bayfisher, good rule of thumb for roadkill, it is still limber, and the blood has not clotted yet?:thumbup:
 

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In archery season, I saw a doe standing in the ditch on the hwy on my way in that morning. When I was leaving, I saw that she had been hit by a car. I almost took her home but decided she was probably badly bruised since it's a 55 zone and she could've been laying there for 4 hours.
 
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