So what are the laws if you find an animal? I found a moose (cow) laying in the ditch 50 yards off the Richardson and appears to be freshly killed. I first thought someone had shot it and was coming back. I drove by a couple hours later, still there. No signs of trauma. I finally thought maybe a truck hit it and it ran there. So I reported it to the troopers. Couple days later it was all bloated but still there untouched. Seems like a waste as even the bears didnt get it next to the highway. How long is a game animal edible if not gutted? (43 degrees and rainy) I know a guy who found a legal bull laying next to the road and after several hours of skinning it a guy shows up to claim his moose as he drove home to get his knife. Didnt share it at all either!