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Old March 3, 2013, 08:54 PM   #26
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Yup like FrankenMauser I live in Northern Mormonville (Idaho) and we have similar rules, no salvaging game animals. And according the the fish and game, you are indeed guilty unless by some miracle you are able to prove your self innocent in a court of law.
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Old March 4, 2013, 06:01 PM   #27
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If you dont like the laws, please petition your legislators to change them. It is not the Law enforcement officers fault the laws are on the books. Many times officers catch flack from the public for issues that the person should be complaining to their elected representatives about. The game wardens probably think the laws about not collecting road kill are as stupid as you and I think they are. Law enforcement officers have to do what the law says and not what they personally believe. A good officer tempers his decision making with common sense, but he can not stray too far away from the written code no matter how much common sense he wishes to inject into the situation. Take the time to write a letter to your state representatives. Pick up the phone and call their offices.
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Old March 4, 2013, 07:38 PM   #28
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As you said, there are many laws, especially some old ones, both pertaining to wildlife as well as laws in general that the only reason they are on the books is nobody has ever bothered contesting them. LE thinks they are stupid and should be changed, so do citizens. But regardless, they are the law and a LEO must enforce them. And yes, many times a LEO does not enforce things as harshly as they could.

I don't know the populace on welfare in Iowa(or other states with such ridiculous laws) but here in Ohio, there are less fortunate families that would love to receive the extra meat from a roadkill deer. There are also food pantries around the state that will take processed deer as well for the needy.

For those wanting the laws changed in Iowa, this could be a very convincing point of interest in getting things changed when talking to your Representatives. Too, even more of your tax dollars can be saved due to the fact that a gub'ment worker is not being sent out to dispose of the carcass. And yes, there is usually a dumping fee charged to the Twp.,county,city or state by the landfill for the dumping of the carcass as well...more of your tax dollars saved.

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Old March 7, 2013, 03:36 PM   #29
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We had a guy poach an elk on the ranch I worked at in high school. River cut through the ranch and boaters called it in. After the DFG cop arrested the guy, he asked the ranch owner if he wanted to keep the elk so it din't go to waste. It wokred out great for everybody, and it was certainly better than calling in more folks to transport and bury the elk offsite.
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