They do count the "rotten piles" to help track animal population. The greater the number of roadkill deer, the better chance of the hunters having their bag limits raised.comfortablynumb said:the rule of the land here is (so I am told by the old ones) if its dead, take it but call the game warden (they are as thick as flies here) within 10 days so they can record it.
why, I dont have a clue... do they really count all those rotten piles on the road?
In Ohio you may also take the deer, provided that a deer kill slip (provided by law enforcement) has been signed. I used to work for a small city and we had a "deer kill list" of county residents who were willing to come out and take freshly killed deer that the drivers didn't want.
Ones that had been left to languish on the roadside were picked up by the "roadkill truck," along with the unwanted opossums, etc. They were shoveled and eventually taken to the rendering plant to be processed into lipstick.