Living in Northeastern Pennsylvania, it’s common to see dead deer along the side of the roads. This unfortunate occurrence can lead to other animals being in the road to feed off it, foul smells, road obstructions and other inconveniences. Sometimes they can be there for days or even weeks. So, who is responsible for removal?
PennDOT removes dead deer from state roads. You can report a dead deer by calling 1-800-FIX-ROAD and giving the location of the carcass.
If the deer is not on a state road, but is on a township or a private road, you can call the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Northeast Region at 570-675-1143.
Click here to view what roads are state owned and what roads are township or private: Map of Pike County Roads
Many people don’t want to see an animal go to waste, so the game commission allows Pennsylvania residents to pick up deer and turkey for consumption purposes. A permit must be obtained within 24 hours from the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Region Office which serves the county where the animal is located. For more information on this, click here.