Mmmm, Mmmm! Them’s some mighty fine vittles thar, Ma!
Yep, you could tag, claim and cook your roadkill if Michigan Senators Darwin Booher (R-35) and John Pappageorge (R-13) have their way. Today they introduced an important piece of legislation to fight hunger in the state of Michigan. Senate Bill 613 would allow the driver of a car to have first dibs on the animal they hit. All they must do is file for a salvage tag to collect and consume their tasty vehicular bounty.
With about 60,000 deer-car collisions every year in the Great Lakes state, and deer ranging between 200 and 300 pounds each — that adds up to some prime eatin’.
Fire-up the barbecue Clem!
Too bad the proposed legislation excludes birds. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, that would have been a real treat. The wild turkey population in the state has exploded in recent years. The species could benefit from a little bumper to bird action — just not too hard though, because they really do explode. But alas, we’re stuck with our frozen Butterballs and the liquid version of Wild Turkey.
So folks, if the good Senators have their way, we can all get out there — hit the highways at dusk and dawn, and put a little something special on the family table.
Please pass the gravy!
Amy Kerr Hardin