More than 800 permits have been issued almost a year after Montana set up a method to legalize collection of road kill.

Lawmakers said the purpose of the new law is to get meat into the freezers of people who could use it. They also don't want animals killed in collisions with vehicles to go to waste.

According to the Billings Gazette, free permits can be downloaded from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' website. They can also be issued by authorities who respond to wildlife-vehicle collisions.