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Old 11-15-2011, 08:01 PM   #1
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Watch those deer

The deer around here ( Northern Illinois) are in full rut and the farmers have most of the crops out now. Deer are moving at all times of the day . I work for the Highway Dept. and Monday, picked up 8 deer in a 33 mile strech. Today there was a car totaled on the side of the Interstate (80) and a big buck right by it. Some of these bucks are so heavy that it takes two of us to drag them to the truck. Best to park by sundown for awhile.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:04 PM   #2
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i have been hit by two deer over the years. both ran into the side of my car. one of my co-workers was out for a couple of weeks last month. a deer took him off his motorcycle. broken bones, pins installed, etc. not good.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:20 PM   #3
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It's hunting season, the deer strike back!
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:46 AM   #4
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5 new dead ones on the 2 miles of main road out to my place . We have mule deer larger than white tails.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:00 AM   #5
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Does mounting the small deer horns on the front of a vechicle work? Living in the city we don't see deer but DW is retiring next year and we are moving to Montana.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:27 AM   #6
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not according to a study several years ago in Michigan. they checked the deer incidents between cop cars with and without deer whistles. no dif.
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:34 PM   #7
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be careful deer can get expensive wife hit one last year six thousand dollars
damage to her h h r and a week to get fixed, then right after we got here car back i caught one as i was coming down a snowy slick hill lucky i was in my beater four wheel drive pickup just centered up on it to spread damage over grill guard, forgot about having a tire tied to the grill guard(redneck thing getting to old to push cars in and out of my shop by hand)deer lost just got hair on tire and deer remains on bottom of truck but could have been bad.
so during deer season i really slow down and watch especially at dusk and dawn
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:47 PM   #8
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My daughter was telling that her husband's step-mother had nailed more deer this year than hubby has... 2 to 1. but she's not happy about it.. The difference is Hubby did it from a hunting blind (Well tree stand) and SM-I-L did it from the driver's seat.

Can't say as I blame her for being mad.

Hunters here in GA can take 10 doe w/o a permit it seems. Must have a serious over population of Deer problem.

Personally.. I do my hunting with a Panasonic (Don't use a Kodak any more) But I do understand the need to thin the herd least they run out of fodder.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:34 PM   #9
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One of my coworkers has a SmartCar that she is really impressed with. Last year she got a deer with it. Since it was still under warranty, the insurance company put it on a truck and took it back to the selling dealer, 150 miles away. It actually took longer to get the car to the dealer than to put the car back together.

After she hit the deer, she called her husband first, then the game wardens. Guess who showed up first? The deer was long gone before her husband arrived.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:36 PM   #10
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Several years ago I had one run into the side of me on I-65 south of Montgomery, AL about 4 in the afternoon in broad daylight. I just bought the car and insured it about three days prior. Do you know how to spell happy insurance agent?
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:17 AM   #11
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I'm not a hunter and the only deer I've killed was on I-12, mile marker 22 in Livingston, LA. He/she committed suicide and I killed it with my F-250.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:27 PM   #12
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We have what my British relatives would call "Fallow Deer" all over the neighborhood. They're relatively small (maybe 600 pounds).

Because of residential development that cleared their habitat for housing, they're having to scavenge wherever thay can. On my morning wlk with our Labrador this morning, I saw about 20 deer in the community parks in our neighborhood.

Because there's a 25 mph speed limit in our development, we aren't seeing many auto-deer confrontations, but out on SR 20 leading to the ferry terminal, there are maybe three deaths a day. Let's face it, a 600-pound deer that you hit at 35 mph is going to do some serious damage to your car.

There's an apocryphal story about a Scot who was visitng Canada. He saw this large animal with antlers in the woods and asked "what is that?" His host said "That's a moose". The Scot's reply was "Och man. if yon's a moose, I wouldn'a like to run into one of your rats".
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Does mounting the small deer horns on the front of a vechicle work? Living in the city we don't see deer but DW is retiring next year and we are moving to Montana.
About 17 years ago, Farm Bureau Insurance gave away those deer alerts to customers. That lasted 3 years, until their statistics proved they did not reduce deer/automobile incidents, and they stopped offering them.
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We were at a RV service facility in Jupiter,FL. They were repairing a 40' coach that had hit a MOOSE! Destroyed the entire front end..windshield, complete front cap, even the generator.
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