2018 Idaho Statutes
Title 36 - FISH AND GAME
Chapter 5 - RESTRICTIONS ON POSSESSION, TRANSPORTATION, SALE AND USE OF WILDLIFE
Section 36-506 - WILDLIFE STRUCK WITH VEHICLE — DISPATCH — SALVAGE.
36-506. WILDLIFE STRUCK WITH VEHICLE — DISPATCH — SALVAGE. (1) In the event a person unintentionally strikes and kills a big game animal, upland game animal, upland game bird, furbearing animal, predatory wildlife or unprotected wildlife on a roadway with a vehicle, a person may salvage the animal.
(2) In the event a person unintentionally strikes a big game animal, upland game animal, upland game bird, furbearing animal, predatory wildlife or unprotected wildlife on a roadway with a vehicle, leaving the animal severely injured, a person may immediately thereafter, in a safe and humane manner, dispatch the severely injured animal and may salvage the animal.
(3) Within twenty-four (24) hours of the incident in either subsection (1) or (2) of this section, the person shall report the incident to the department of fish and game and, within seventy-two (72) hours of the incident, shall obtain a salvage permit from the department at no cost. The following wildlife must also be presented to the nearest fish and game office to satisfy mandatory check and reporting requirements: Moose, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, mountain lion, black bear, wolf, bobcat and river otter.
(4) The provisions of this section do not apply to protected nongame wildlife, threatened or endangered species, migratory birds including waterfowl, and other wildlife species not lawfully hunted or trapped.
[36-506, added 2018, ch. 75, sec. 1, p. 170.]
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