Originally Posted By unpleasant:
In AZ you can't.
Our game&fish laws out here will put your ass in a sling if you get caught picking up any sort of trophy animal remains with a little bit of skin/hair still attached.
Cops or AZGFD will issue a tag for road kill.
For instance look at these 7 Elk
Motorist survives after striking herd of elk with vehicle
A Gilbert man survived a collision with a herd of about seven elk on his way to work this week on Highway 260 near Payson.
Mark McElvain, 61, of Gilbert, was on his way to work from his Show Low summer home at around 6:45 a.m. Monday when the herd bolted in front of his Nissan Murano.
"The elk jumped in front of him from a hill next to the road," McElvain's wife, Toni, said.
McElvain swerved and landed in a ditch on the side of the road, but not before two elk went under the car and two more landed on his windshield. In all, seven animals were killed.
Car parts were spread out for about half a mile, said Toni. "It's truly a miracle that he was able to walk away from that, seeing how the car was left."
Mark McElvain said Department of Public Safety officials told him they had never seen an accident with so many elk involved.
McElvin suffered a few chemical burns from the airbag and a few minor scratches but was told he was in good condition by the paramedics who arrived at the scene, his wife said.
Accidents with wildlife around the Payson area are not unusual, said Sean Tanner, an Arizona native who has lived in Payson for more than three years and was the first person on the scene of the accident.
"This area between Star Valley and Payson
is a hot spot for these kinds of accidents," Tanner said.
Although several underground bridges have been established for wildlife crossings in the area, there are still elk that wander onto the roadway with oncoming traffic going between 55 and 65 mph.
An Arizona Game and Fish Department spokesperson for the Payson office, Bruce Sitko, said the department has been working with the Arizona Department of Transportation to minimize accidents involving wildlife. The several bridges that already exist are the result of such efforts.
DPS investigated another accident that day involving an elk that was struck by a Ford Taurus, said DPS spokesperson Harold Sanders.
According to Tanner, hunting season, which spans from Aug. 14 to the end of the year, is when the accidents happen the most. "At least one or two incidents of wildlife accidents are seen per week," he said.
Warning signs are posted along the road advising drivers of the dangers of wildlife crossing, but these are little help when elk jump in front of your car in a matter of seconds, he said.
Game and Fish officials issued salvage permits for the elk so that meat from the animals would not go to waste.