Roadkill — it’s what’s for dinner in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown recently signed a bill into law allowing drivers with permits to harvest the meat of animals they mow down on the road.

Before June, eating certain animals struck and killed by a vehicle was illegal.

Laws established before the sweeping legislation allowed only licensed hunters to handle protected animals that became roadkill.

The new law passed the state legislature unanimously.

According to OregonLive, the Fish and Wildlife Commission has until January 2019 to adopt rules for permits allowing the harvesting of meat from deer and elk killed on state roadways.