If you hit a deer like that on the freeway out here can you call the Sheriff or State Patrol to come out and sign off on it so you can take it and process the usable meat?
I've been told you can't keep roadkill. I just checked the fish and game code
2000.5. (a) Notwithstanding Section 219, 2000, or any other
provision of law, and notwithstanding any requirement for a permit or
license or other entitlement to take a species, the accidental
taking of a bird, mammal, reptile, or amphibian by collision with a
motor vehicle while the vehicle is being operated on a road or
highway is not a violation of this code or a regulation adopted
pursuant to this code. For purposes of this section, "highway" means
highway as defined by Section 360 of the Vehicle Code and "road"
means road as defined by Section 527 of the Vehicle Code. Nothing in
this section authorizes a person to possess any bird, mammal,
reptile, or amphibian accidentally taken by collision with a motor
vehicle as provided in this subdivision
. However, accidental takes on
the road or highway may be removed by the state or local agency
having jurisdiction over the road or highway.