Big Game Recovery
The Big Game Recovery Committee purpose is to recover
salvageable big game hit by vehicles and/or self injured. The animal is
dressed and the meat is donated to the Union Gospel Mission. When Road
Kill is reported to the Wildlife council by local citizens/law
enforcement, a volunteer is called to pick up the deer/elk/moose. The
animal is taken to a dressing location (sometimes on site) where it is
skinned and cleaned. The meat is taken to the local homeless shelter
where it is used to feed the homeless. The hide is taken to Pacific
Steel & Recycling and is exchanged for a pair of leather gloves.
The Road Kill Committee works closely with the WDFW and the Washington
State Department of Transportation to locate and retrieve these big
The INWC operates under a special permit issued to us annually by the
WDFW Region 1 director.
We also work with the WDFW to collect brain stem samples used to study
chronic wasting disease.
Any questions, please contact
Big Game Recovery Committee Chairperson