Road Kill Permit

Even though motorists are especially attentive to deer movement this time of year, accidents occur. When it happens, a local law enforcement agency should be contacted.

Robert Timian, enforcement chief for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said the department often receives calls from motorists wondering if they can keep the carcass, or at least the antlers of deer they have hit. “The answer is yes, but only after obtaining a permit to possess,” Timian said.

A permit is required if someone wants to take possession of all or parts, of a road-killed animal. A permit is also required to possess skulls with antlers attached.

Permits to possess road-killed deer are free and available from game wardens and local law enforcement offices.