July 31, 2019
As evident from the video above, the possibility of hitting a wild animal while driving is quite high in Slovenia. The hunters’ association thus recommends special attention be paid in the early evening hours and in the areas where warning signs are placed.
In the event of a collision, the driver should first take care of their own safety by putting on a reflective vest, then marking the roadway with a triangle for the safety of other drivers and calling the emergency number 112 to inform the centre about the accident.
The emergency centre operator will then send the hygiene service to remove the animal carcass or hunters to follow the injured animal and assess its chances of survival. The procedure should be observed in support of the sustainable management of the hunting area. The removal of a deer or any other game animal by oneself is against the law. According to the provisions of the veterinary legislation, such meat is considered as potentially tainted and consequently unsuitable for consumption, as it has not been examined and established whether or not it contains infectious diseases that can be transmitted.