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Old 06-26-2014, 10:01 PM   #11
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In our home neighborhood, there are a lot of black-tail deer. When we walk our two Labs every morning, we'll see at least 20 deer, many (at this time of year) with very young fawns - still with their spots. We see them in our front yard frequently, and all our chrysanthemums are already gone - deer snacks!

Locals have become accustomed to their presence, and we don't have many accidents, except on the main drag from I-5 along SR-20 and out to the State Ferry Terminal. One or two a month get creamed there.
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:05 PM   #12
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I'm looking at 3 in my back yard as we speak. Despite my accident today, I truly love to live in a place where I can see wildlife as a part of my daily activities.


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Old 06-27-2014, 11:08 AM   #13
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Sorry to hear about the accident. That stinks.

I've been an Iowa guy for the entire 37 years of my life... and I know for a fact deer whistles do not work so don't waste your money. I've hit 2 in my lifetime, and many friends and family have hit multiples as well, many had whistles mounted.

Hitting deer is just a part of living in Iowa.
On the flip-side, I really enjoy hunting our fantastic population of deer in this state.
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I also live in IA and the deer are dangerous at dawn and dusk. I had a new rented dodge pickup one day and hit a deer at daylight 4,000 damage, bummer.




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Old 06-28-2014, 12:07 AM   #15
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Got my estimate today. $6000!


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Old 06-28-2014, 08:59 AM   #16
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How fast were you going when you hit it? I expected to see a lot worse damage. That front end must be pretty tough.
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Glad that no one was hurt. Any venison on the menu?
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How fast were you going when you hit it? I expected to see a lot worse damage. That front end must be pretty tough.

Was going 55mph Al.


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Old 06-28-2014, 10:10 AM   #19
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How fast were you going when you hit it? I expected to see a lot worse damage. That front end must be pretty tough.

I agree...thought it would be worse....

And 6k does not seem too bad, IMHO.....

But the whole thing is unfortunate for sure....
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Just a major disruption in my plans! Turns out we got in the car and drove to Bandon, Or. Moteling it! Beautiful day.


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