Tim Bento grills up some deer meat at his Lynden home he obtained as roadkill along the highway. 
Tim Bento has collected several deer killed on the road.  Last year, the state made it legal to collect and harvest roadkill deer and elk. About 1,600 permits were issued to people for collecting these dead animals to process. Photographed on July 18, 2017.
At his Lynden home, Tim Bento grills deer meat he picked up as roadkill along a highway. Bento has collected four deer killed on the road this year. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

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