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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Flitecontrol basically got it right. There is nothing you can do to make the deer act differently, you just have to slow down and watch out. We have one 80 mile stretch of road about 100 miles away where there are 4-5 collisions between vehicles and elk every week. Believe it or not, most of the impacts are actually side impacts, not frontal. The elk did not run in front of the vehicle and get hit, they actually rammed the side of the vehicle.
I have a non scientific theory. Maybe the elk are so tired of us hunting them that they are now hunting us. Actually I think the real problem is that the area is seriously over populated with elk, and extending the hunting season, and letting more people get licenses would solve a big part of the problem.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike