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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 08:04 AM
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i have to run through a thick wooded area each night to get home. would love to find out these things are legit. the only thing ive seen that works for sure is CDs hung from the trees at the woodline. they do this in germany and i noticed a significant reduction of deer in the road. they space them out about 10-15 feet apart and hang them from string so they can move. not sure why it works, but it does

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i have to run through a thick wooded area each night to get home. would love to find out these things are legit. the only thing ive seen that works for sure is CDs hung from the trees at the woodline. they do this in germany and i noticed a significant reduction of deer in the road. they space them out about 10-15 feet apart and hang them from string so they can move. not sure why it works, but it does
FINALLY, we can do something with those damn AOL CDs!
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Here's the solution. If we remove these damn deer crossing signs, they will just stop jumping onto the roads.

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FINALLY, we can do something with those damn AOL CDs!
I almost shorted out the computer monitor with a mouth full of coffee. Man those things used to come with everything.

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I almost shorted out the computer monitor with a mouth full of coffee. Man those things used to come with everything.
Not surprisingly, the USPS went broke at the same time AOL stopped sending out those discs every week.

In my hometown we once had a deer run through a hospital wall. True story, bro. I remember seeing it happen - a herd of deer ran right through town (it wasn't a rural area) and one smacked into an ER room wall. Luckily no one was using it at the time.

My town now is called Elk Grove Village. Guess why? As the population has increased the land where the deer and coyote lived has decreased. There's a major road that cuts through a forest preserve and you'd have to be brave as hell or suicidal to drive faster than 30 mph in a car on that road at night. Deer are guaranteed.

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A couple year ago we had a deer jump off the 2nd floor patio at the office. The front of the building is at ground level with the 2nd floor and the back of the building is ground level at the 1st. It got spooked and saw a way out and went *SPLAT* on the sidewalk below, got up and limped off in to the woods. I have hit 2 this year in my truck. Its a normal thing here. But it is VERY RURAL around here too. Right now it is Rifle season in this area of VA and they are EASILY spooked. Now is when it gets REAL DANGEROUS.

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I had the manual deer whistles mounted on my Gold Wing for awhile, but I'm not sure how effective they are, and apparently you have to be moving at a minimum of 35 mph before they start to "whistle" anyway. Then I got one of the electronic "Deer Alerts" and installed it on the Wing. Now that can be heard, at least by people. The theory is that deer can hear them as well, from a claimed distance of up to 400 yards. The other part of the theory is that even though it just emits a tone, it's supposed to be at a frequency that the deer don't like, so they either don't move or they avoid it by running off. Like I said, theory. To my knowledge, no one has interviewed a deer to find out if it's true.

Personally, there is no substitute for keeping a sharp eye out for the critters, especially deer, because they are stupid and so unpredictable. One should not rely solely on a set of deer whistles, either the manual ones or the electronic ones. I think, in the end, that it boils down to, if you think they work, then they work. I do know that they are extremely effective on elephants, because all the time I had the whistles and the electronic unit, I never saw an elephant alongside the road.

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Personally, there is no substitute for keeping a sharp eye out for the critters, especially deer, because they are stupid and so unpredictable. .
That is spot on!

Deer are stupid and unpredictable.

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Including my Marlin 1894 .44 mag while I am on foot.

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Here's the solution. If we remove these damn deer crossing signs, they will just stop jumping onto the roads.

Or, we can move the deer crossings to a safer place........

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