I just saw on Oregon outdoor councils Facebook page that Oregon legislature passed a bill and it was signed by the governor that we can now salvage roadkill. ODFW still has to create rules around it but it's a start.
There are a lot of states that have it and I am surprised that it took Oregon this long to get a law like this.
My neighbor was a Colorado Highway Patrol man for years and he came close to calling me about elk that have been hit, but someone always showed up at the scene to take it. He always had a "road kill permits" that he packed in his car just for these kinds of situations.
I do know that here in Colorado you can't just hit a animal and take it. You have to wait until a officer shows up on location to give you the permit to haul it off.
I bet I've picked up at least 20 road killed deer, and you wouldn't believe how mangled they can be and still salvage a lot of good meat. I know nothing really goes to waste,but I'd rather eat it or give it to someone, than see it rot in the ditch.