Deer whistle?

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One dark am morning on I-15 south of Butte,Mt. I was following a 18 wheeler. Truck driver never touched the brakes and drove through a herd standing on the road. Horrible sight, there was a red mist in the cold night air and the smelled was like gutting a fresh kill. I'll never un-see or forget that Montana experience.
BTW, Years and a million miles of driving later, I hit a Doe that jumped out in front of my RV going 40 mph up to Twin Lakes out of Bridgeport, Ca.. I did hit the brakes on impact, only damage was to the plastic deer whistle, which broke off on the passenger side.
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In a similar vein, if anyone knows any good deer CALLS, that would be great as well (deer hunt coming up in a couple weeks...)
Figure out a way to put headlights on a bullet. The deer will jump right in front of it.
 

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On a more practical level...
This time of year the deer start the rut. Doe blee call can work pretty well. Or rattle some antlers, even the plastic kind can work, & use a grunt call. The bucks will think other bucks are fighting over a doe & come check things out. Doe will come around too if you can hunt them. You can here in TN with a permit & the doe are pretty tasty.

But, we have soooooo many deer around here it is ridiculous.
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There’s a bunch that graze right across the street from me lol. About 15-20 and I just could nab any of them, don’t even react to people walking or cars
 
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Well actually, if you add some lighting get flood light patterns. Not spot lights, ever heard of "the deer in the headlights look"? They will literally stop, right in front of you. Flood light pattern off the side of the road will help you spot them quicker & keeping your headlights on low beams.

You are correct though, those whistles do nothing! Definitely good to stay alert & be prepared to stop.
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I’m going with KC Flex Era 4’s mounted on the bumper angled out a bit. They should provide lots of useful light beyond the shoulders.
 


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One dark am morning on I-15 south of Butte,Mt. I was following a 18 wheeler. Truck driver never touched the brakes and drove through a herd standing on the road. Horrible sight, there was a red mist in the cold night air and the smelled was like gutting a fresh kill. I'll never un-see or forget that Montana experience.
The triaxle and semi truck drivers around here never bother slowing down or trying to avoid them either. On my way home tonight I'm thinking, "why is the road all wet?" and realized I was driving over a few car-lengths puddle of blood and then meat chunks.

We're overpopulated anyway, but every few years an oncoming driver is either killed or severely injured when a large truck hits and bounces a deer through their windshield at 60MPH. I know some things can't always be avoided, but c'mon, they literally turned a guy into a vegetable because they couldn't be assed to pay attention to the road and at least try slowing down before a strike.
 

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There’s a bunch that graze right across the street from me lol. About 15-20 and I just could nab any of them, don’t even react to people walking or cars
I believe you! I'm in the Bartlett area & deer are everywhere out here. It is crazy. Sure hate to see them get hit though, kind of tragic & they can sure cause some damage & injuries, or worse. Especially as some have mentioned here, wow.

Stay safe everyone & Happy Thanksgiving!
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I bet if you get a low rumbling exhaust that sounds like a bear they'll stay the hell away. So the best deterrent I think is getting a 392 and flooring it thru deer country. YMMV.
 

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I wonder how well a steel bumper with welded hoop would survive. The Aussies seem to all have a steel bumper for their Kangaroo problems.
 

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Here in the Texas hill country a steel bumper and loop is the best defense against deer damage; except when they try to jump over and land on the windshield. =/

 

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