Roadkill Salvage Permits

January 2, 2019

Salvaging deer and elk struck by vehicles is legal in Oregon. However, you must fill out a permit (after the fact) and surrender the antlers and head to ODFW.

Since March 2020, the mandatory roadkill check-in requirement has been temporarily limited to male deer and elk due to Covid-related office closures. With state offices set to reopen Jan. 3, 2022, surrender of heads from all salvaged deer and elk will again be required for testing as described in the permanent rules. Anyone who salvages a deer or elk will be required to bring in the head and antlers to an ODFW office within five days for testing.