NFR Just Deer

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Old Man, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Naches Sportsman

    Naches Sportsman Member

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    Did you take the head? I would of gotten a road kill tag if I were u and took the antlers. I've seen plenty of nice deer hit along the freeways back there when driving to see all my relatives near minneapolis st paul.
     
  2. 10incher

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    Tough old man... Hmmm... I think the nickname Tom is in order.
     
  3. Smalma

    Smalma Active Member

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    The number of whitetail deer in the upper mid-west is insane. A number of years ago I spend time fishing the spring creeks in SW Wisconsin and one had to be extremely careful on the back country roads at dusk as deer were everywhere. At the time the State was estimating that more than 200,000 deer were being killed annually by cars That is a lot of car/deer encounters.

    Curt
     
  4. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    It is odd that you managed to miss the deer on the roads in Montana (rated 5th) and hit one in Minnesota (rated 10th). Notice Oregon, Washington and Idaho are not even listed as states where the incidents of vehicle-deer accidents are common.



    So where does your state rank? Here's a list, from the highest risk to the least:

    West Virginia: 1 in 41.91
    Iowa: 1 in 67.09
    Michigan: 1 in 70.36
    South Dakota: 1 in 75.81
    Montana: 1 in 82.45
    Pennsylvania: 1 in 84.63
    North Dakota: 1 in 91.11
    Wisconsin: 1 in 95.68
    Arkansas: 1 in 99.24
    Minnesota: 1 in 99.51
    Virginia:1 in 101.97
    Nebraska: 1 in 110.60
    Wyoming: 1 in 114.49
    Maryland: 1 in 118.75
    Ohio: 1 in 121.09
    Mississippi: 1 in 131.35
    Missouri: 1 in 133.88
    South Carolina: 1 in 137.21
    New York: 1 in 145.45
    North Carolina: 1 in 147.27
    Delaware: 1 in 149.86
    Georgia: 1 in 149.88
    Alabama: 1 in 150.32
    Indiana: 1 in 159.61
    Kentucky: 1 in 161.12
    Vermont: 1 in 170.28
     
  5. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I usually don't drive in Montana after dark due to the high numbers of deer. I've seen them run in herds of up to 100 deer. That was up by Sheridan, Mt.. But when I'm traveling nothing counts except getting there. So when I get back to my car tomorrow and head home, I'm stopping at a motel. Wife says no more driving at night.

    I'm going to pick up some white tape and write the letters with an arrow on it pointing to the damage. "Deer Hit". It will all be fixed on my return home. I hope the tape can withstand high speed.
     
  6. orangeradish

    orangeradish 1/2 an Ira

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    Wonder what non-resident deer tags cost in WV...

    Glad you're OK, OMJ.
     
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  7. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Obviously, they've never heard of deer whistles in West Virginia :)
     
  8. Grayone

    Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    "100 bucks", that's way over the limit!! Glad your safe!
     
  9. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    I'm glad you are ok after hitting a deer, I've nearly greased two this summer and I'm not really sure how I missed either one. My sister who lived in Montana for 10 years has a theory that deer are people who have died and are in purgatory and the only way that they can leave purgatory is to dive in front of a car and die horribly (again) to pay penance for their human sins.
     
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  10. Porter

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    Well I cant speak for Idaho or Oregon, but probably why Washington didn't make the list is because everyone is stuck on F'ing I-5 doing 2 mph. Shit deer go from Everett to Seattle faster than you can in your toyota!
     
  11. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Are squirrels really stupid people who are stuck in purgatory? Or maybe people who couldn't make a decision during their lifetime?

    Either way, good job on not dying, OMJ. You haven't hit 100k posts yet, you still have work to do.
     
  12. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Sorry I missed this, Jim. Glad you're alright.
     
  13. RoyS

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    [/ATTACH] RLS_1820.jpg RLS_1337.jpg Oregon not listed? Must be a typo. The dam things sleep in my yard, I am afraid I'll hit one backing out of the garage!
     
  14. tinman207

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    Such an elusive creature
     
  15. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    When you're hunting, lol.