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Old 12-06-2003, 05:56 AM   #15
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the only thing that reduces deer/vehicle collisions is reducing the herd.

here is me doing my part for everyone's safety!

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Old 12-06-2003, 08:28 AM   #16
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In the UP of MI they have some test areas on the highway that have red reflectorts on either side of the road. So far, from what the locals say, the deer contacts in the areas where the red reflectors are installed has a lower hit rate than that of the areas that are without.

Wonder why red reflectors scare them off (maybe laser sight phobia)?
I was driving somewhere last year (old age and senility seem to prevent me from remembering just where we were...) and I recall seeing a laser warning system set up. It had a series of battery powered laser emitters that were aimed at reflectors along the side of the shoulder. Apparently the idea was that when a deer broke a beam, there were battery-powered signs that lit up for traffic. The system had solar chargers on the light standards. The system stretched for several hundred yards along an interstate through a wooded area.

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Old 12-06-2003, 10:37 AM   #17
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Last August on a trip up the North Shore here in MN, I managed to hit the same deer twice. It happened in mid-afternoon. I clipped it with right front of the truck then it spun around and got the right front of the trailer. It left a few hairs some cracked plastic on the truck and a flat spot on the bottom right of the trailer.
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I hit a deer with my 3 month old F150 while towing our 74 Overlander on I94 going to WI Dells from Milwaukee.

I saw it in time to safely change lanes from the one it was STANDING IN. As I got closer it decided that it really wanted to be in my lane and JUMPED IN FRONT OF ME! If it had stayed where it was I would have missed it. Caught it right in the grill between the lights.

Jammed on the brakes as I hit it and in a moment of total clarity thought "this is dumb, all I am going to do is succeed in jack knifing the whole rig and ruining it all" So I let off of the brakes and the deer slid under the truck and was promptly run over by all of the passenger side tires including the trailer. Once I slowed and got to the side of the road I was to find out I no longer had a grill, trans cooler, oil cooler, AC Condenser, or radiator that would hold fluid. It was pouring out of the engine compartment.

The State trooper said I could have the deer if I wanted it, but I would need a spoon and a bucket to pick it up. Truly a deer smear on the interstate.
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Old 12-08-2003, 05:04 PM   #19
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Deer in Wisconsin

I was also on I-94 about a hour ago and saw a "pile" of deer by the roadside. At least three of them by counting heads, looks like they all bought it at the same time and place. Not beat up to bad either, lots of salvageable steaks.
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Old 12-08-2003, 08:04 PM   #20
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Ouch!!! Re:


Once I slowed and got to the side of the road I was to find out I no longer had a grill, trans cooler, oil cooler, AC Condenser, or radiator that would hold fluid. It was pouring out of the engine compartment.



I had 2 close calls yesterday, again. One of the beasts was standing 6" from the car as it passed it but decided not to jump in front of it, as they usually do.

I was driving my winter beater so it wasn't that big of a concern. I do notice that it is a lot safer during the day than at night.
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Brett -- We have it bad in some locations but all of Wisconsin is wooded. All the starwars budget wouldn't create a solution for road kills there. [Insert 'more hunting/less football' jab here]

The following is off one of my son's favorite websites... (ahem!). The legend said the deer came off the bridge. Minnesota plates on the Durango but I otherwise can't tell you much. Sometimes there's no helping it -- except driving slower at night in my favorite Texas hill country!
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Good job. Here you go... [Go ahead john hd -- insert 'better football/worse beer' jab here]
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Old 12-09-2003, 12:01 AM   #23
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must resist urge.....


i will not make any comments about how many times the vikings haven't been to the super bowl.

or how bad pigs eye lager is!!



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Me neither. Give me NCAA roundball any day!

... I do like the New Glarus Staghorn Octoberfest (available only in fall).

Our daughter graduated from Viterbo in LaCrosse in May; off to Seattle now and loves 50 degree temps in December.
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Old 12-10-2003, 02:41 PM   #25
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Last month's Field and Stream.......

magazine gave some startling statistics on the deer population in North America. It stated that in the year 1900 there were approximately 500,000 deer in all of what is now the lower 48 states. Makes you wonder how the indians survived - buffalo, I guess. Today, there are approximately 25 million deer; i.e. 50 times the number of a century ago. There are about 5 times more wild turkeys than in 1900. In the year 1990, there were 16.5 million licensed deer hunters. Today, that number is 13.5 million, down 3 million in only 13 years. Young people are not taking up the sport, and others lose interest as they run out of places to hunt. I work in Northern Virginia, where deer are literally a nuisance. My permanent home is in south Georgia where, as earlier indicated in this thread, the annual limit is 12 (only two of which can be bucks). More deer are killed by vehicles in this country than by bullets or arrows. I've killed 6 deer in my life; 3 with a rifle, 3 with a vehicle.
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You people are all pansies.

I hit a deer in 1988 on IH-10 in San Antonio - while riding my motorcycle. I managed to hang on and pull off onto the shoulder. The deer limped off into the woods. Damage to my motorcycle was minimal: dented horn under the steering head, and a bent handlebars. My shoulders and upper back were sore as hell for w few days. The only thing that saved me was I didn't have time to react. The forks absorbed most of the impact.

The advice given above regarding deer being softer than trees, guardrails etc. is excellent. One of my friends died 20 years ago when he swerved to avoid a deer and hit a tree head on. After all the miles spent riding our motorcycles hell-bent through the Texas Hill Country, Jay met his demise driving the speed limit in his car. Just goes to show you always have to be ready for the unexpected.
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Let's see, I hit a button buck with my '77 Chevy K5 Blazer while hunting Ft. Campbell in TN. in the '90 or '91 deer season. My right front bumper broke his neck and the step under the passenger door whacked him also. No damage to the truck due to brushguard.

My 18 yr. old son swerved to miss a deer with my '92 Z71, slid sideways and flipped it into a ditch. OK, deer 1 and truck 1.
My wife hit a doe several years ago with her '95 Astrovan. It got up and ran off. No damage to the van. Hmmm. How do I rate that one? She borrowed the 2500hd yesterday to do some shopping and said she nearly hit a deer by inches in the same area they always cross 150 yds. from the house (same place she hit the other deer).

Last June I saw a deer that broke the front window out of sedan and then proceeded to break the rear window out as well when it went over the top.

Deer can be bad news for crops as well as vehicles so that is why I, along with John HD, try to do my part to thin out the herd and feed a few friends.
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I Live 30 miles from town ,on a back road ,in the valley, in Oregon. I hit so many dear the first 4 years that I didnt even try to fix up my old Chevy 4/4. then I bought a nice truck and since I'm a welder by trade I biult a deer guard and heavy bumper. Then I could just blow them of the road. Had to clean the windshield a couple times. there are aproximatly 500 deer a year killed on that road. we still are alowed only one buck a season and they are real small, maybe 60 lbs field dressed. Mac
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