What are the reporting requirements? Do I need to contact Fish and Game to report any animal that I salvage?
Notifying Fish and Game within 24 hours and obtaining a salvage permit within 72 hours is a legal requirement to lawfully possess salvaged wildlife.
Within 24 hours, you must report a wildlife salvage by going online to http//fishandgame.idaho.gov/roadkill, which will direct you to a self-generating permit that you can print. A copy of the permit must accompany the salvaged wildlife. A copy of the report will be sent electronically to the local IDFG office.
Reporting a wildlife salvage can also be made by contacting your nearest IDFG regional office, conservation officer, or other Fish and Game employee within 24 hours. If contacting Fish and Game by phone outside normal business hours, it’s critical that you leave your full name, phone number, address, and location of salvage so a permit can be issued to you within 72 hours.
In addition to reporting a wildlife salvage, the following wildlife and their parts must be presented to your nearest IDFG office to satisfy mandatory harvest tagging/pinning report requirements:
Moose, Mountain Goat, Bighorn Sheep Mountain Lion, Black Bear, Wolf River Otter Bobcat
PARTS TO PRESENT
Antlers or Horns Skull and Pelt Thawed Pelt Thawed Pelt
TIME PERIOD TO PRESENT
Within 10 days of salvage Within 10 days of salvage Within 72 hours of salvage Within 10 days of salvage
Contact your nearest IDFG regional office to make arrangements.
What do the new roadkill/salvage rules allow?
By notifying the Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game (IDFG) and completing reporting requirements, people can now:
Recover and keep wildlife species classified as upland birds, upland game animals, big game, furbearers, unprotected wildlife, and predators that may be lawfully hunted or trapped that have been killed by accidental vehicle-collisions. A list of wildlife species that CAN be salvaged can be viewed by going online at https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/roadkill. Protected non-game wildlife, Threatened or Endangered species, migratory birds (which are federally protected), and other wildlife species not lawfully hunted or trapped MAY NOT be recovered, possessed, or salvaged.
Purchase or sell wildlife parts, except the edible flesh, of wildlife species classified as big game, upland game, upland game birds, furbearers, or rattlesnakes that may be lawfully hunted or trapped that have been killed by accidental vehicle-collisions. Bighorn sheep cannot be purchased, bartered, or sold.
Retain and consume the meat of wildlife species classified as big game, upland game animals, upland game birds, and furbearing animals which may be lawfully hunted or trapped, that have been killed by accidental vehicle-collisions. Persons salvaging and consuming this meat do so at their own risk.