BOISE -- Idaho's road-killed wildlife could become fair game.
The Senate Resources Committee recently got a glimpse of a proposed rule allowing legal recovery of big-game species run over by cars.
Now, animals that draw the short straw during vehicle-wildlife encounters belong to Idaho.
With proposed changes, drivers or anybody else who happens upon a clobbered critter could recover it, provided they report their serendipitous find to the Department of Fish and Game.
The changes are a response to northern Idaho Republican Rep. Dick Harwood's efforts to legalize harvest of valuable fur-bearing animals such as bobcats, foxes, bears and mountain lions run over by cars.
Fish and Game's Sharon Kiefer reminded lawmakers this would be for accidental collisions only -- they are not opening the door for drivers to just hit wildlife.