Recycled Roadkill: Montana buries dead-deer problem in pile of steaming compost

To make your yard or flower garden the envy of the neighborhood, we recommend supplementing the soil generously with heaping shovelfuls of dead deer. That, apparently, is what some Montanans will be doing this spring, as the state’s Department of Transportation in Ravalli Country has solved the problem of 700-or-so roadkilled deer by dumping them in a giant compost heap. The move has been so successful, other counties plan to follow suit. Says one DOT worker: “I thought when we started this, oh man, this is gonna be ugly. But it hasn't been that bad.”