“Gun Death” Deer Strikes

Fun little fact: What’s the Most dangerous animal in Africa?

You’re thinking Lions, Elephants, Hippos, Cape Buffalo? Nope the Tsetse fly! because of the diseases they carry that are frequently fatal!

Now how about North America? Grey Wolf (nope, no recorded kills for the North American wolf, the ones of Eurasia are a bit more nasty) Brown Bear? Maybe Polar Bear!

Nope White Tailed Deer!

Ohioans have a greater chance of running into a deer on the road over the next year.

That’s according to State Farm, the state’s largest insurer, which says motorists in the Buckeye State have a 1-in-127 chance of hitting a deer in the one-year period that began Aug. 1. Last year, chances were 1-in-135.

The insurer bases its expectations on claims data and state licensed-driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration, according to The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1oUe9c3).

…In Ohio, seven deaths and 844 injuries were caused by deer-vehicle collisions in 2013, according to the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The department reported a total of 20,201 deer-vehicle crashes that year.

State Farm spokeswoman Angie Rinock said the company makes the prediction as another way to remind drivers to be aware of deer wandering into the roads.

And Ohio isn’t the worst!

West Virginia is the most dangerous state for car-deer collisions. Chances of a car hitting a deer there are 1-in-39.

The obvious solution is to hunt those bastards! Not only are they DANGEROUS and damaging, but they’re DELICIOUS!

But that would be “Gun Death”, and that’s bad and wrong, even if it’s just deer!


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4 Responses to “Gun Death” Deer Strikes

  1. David W. says:

    Hey thats probably why Ohio DNR allowed rifles for deer hunting for the first time ever this year. You still need straight walled cartridges, like .357 or .44, but still. Rifles have more range than shotguns and muzzeloaders. I’m excited. Even though if I do go hunting I’ll probably be out there with a Remington 870 or a .50 cal muzzleloader. I don’t have a straight walled cartridge rifle…

    Could also explain why they ditched the zones and set up deer limits by county.

  2. C. S.. P. Schofield says:

    I was living in Washington D.C. during the “Murder Capitol” years, and found it interesting to note that as bad as the number of murders was, deer killed more people in the district.

  3. GomeznSA says:

    Crossbows would take away the ‘gun death’ thingee……………………plain old bows and arrows would too!

  4. Geodkyt says:

    Hoofed Woods Rats.

    Especially in eastern Virginia, where a buddy of mine who moved from upstate NY stopped hunting after moving here. He said, “I felt like I was shooting Lassie in a Rudolf headband — the deer around here are the size of friggin’ collies!”

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