TITLE 17: CONSERVATION
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER b: FISH AND WILDLIFE
PART 750 SALVAGE PERMITS FOR DEER
SECTION 750.10 DEER KILLED BY A MOTOR VEHICLE
Section 750.10 Deer Killed by a Motor Vehicle
A whitetail deer that is killed as a result of a collision with a motor vehicle may only be legally possessed by an individual if the following criteria are met:
a) Only citizens of the State of Illinois who are not delinquent in child support may possess or transport whitetail deer that have been killed as a result of a collision with a motor vehicle. The driver of a motor vehicle involved in a vehicle-deer collision has priority in possessing the deer. There is no limit to the number of deer that may be possessed.
b) Individuals who claim a deer killed in a vehicle collision shall report the possession of the road-kill deer to the Department of Natural Resources within 24 hours via the Department's website ator report the possession of the road-kill deer by telephoning (217)782-6431 no later than 4:30 p.m. on the next business day. The individual claiming the deer must provide the following information:
1) date the deer was claimed;
2) sex of the deer;
3) if a male deer with antlers, how many points (antler projections measuring 1 inch or greater in length);
4) if antlers are present, are they in velvet;
5) if the deer is a fawn, are spots still present on the hide;
6) is the deer hide all white or mostly white;
7) location of the kill;
8) if a tag is needed so the deer can be taken to a taxidermist or hide tanner; and
9) full name, including middle initial, date of birth, customer ID number or Social Security Number, mailing address and telephone number.
c) Individuals who claim a deer killed in a vehicle collision shall keep the record until they obtain a tag for taking the deer to a taxidermist or tannery or the deer and its parts are consumed or are no longer possessed by any person.
d) Road-kill deer will only require a tag if they are to be delivered to a commercial business for the purpose of taxidermy or tanning. The tag shall remain attached to the antler of any road-kill deer that has at least one antler three inches or greater in length. In cases in which the deer does not have at least one antler that is three inches or greater in length, the tag shall be attached to the hide of the deer. The salvage tag shall remain attached to the deer as long as the head/antler or hide remains in a green or unprocessed state, or when in a commercial business for the purpose of taxidermy or tanning.
(Source: Amended at 34 Ill. Reg. 7713, effective May 20, 2010)