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That are one lucky rider. Hope the cops let him have the back straps off of that buck.
 

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living in S.W.Pa. deer are my biggest fear. I can watch for cages but deer come from anywhere, anytime! Had a close one this summer. That big ole rear tire sure howls when it locks up!!
I put a set of deer whistles on after. I don't know if they work or not but they are cheap and found ones that fit nice. See if you can find them.
 

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. . . Note the media's "saved by the helmet" plug...
Actually they said the HE said the helmet saved his life.

I certainly have no political leanings concerning the forced wearing of lids, but I can see how he was glad he had one on in that instance.
 

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Actually they said the HE said the helmet saved his life.

I certainly have no political leanings concerning the forced wearing of lids, but I can see how he was glad he had one on in that instance.
I agree, I was not pushing a no-helmet agenda. Just another thread a few days ago was pointing how how they always have to throw it in...
But it sure took his bike right out from under him...
 

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Wow! That deer acted like he had a radar lock on to the rider. Lots of deer in the counties around home I ride in and I've seen lots of deer but, so far, no really close calls. Yet. It pays to stay sharp no matter what you are driving but especially so on a bike.
 

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Wow! That deer acted like he had a radar lock on to the rider. Lots of deer in the counties around home I ride in and I've seen lots of deer but, so far, no really close calls. Yet. It pays to stay sharp no matter what you are driving but especially so on a bike.
I've killed more deer with a service truck in Missouri than I have with a rifle.

Usually they run right into the side of the service bed and snap their necks without me even seeing them before the "THUMP"

The one I really wish I'd had someone taking a video of happened along a blacktop secondary road out in the sticks. I wanted the deer but there was no safe place to park the truck while I gutted it.

So I parked up the road and walked back, gutted the deer where it was laying in the ditch and couldn't be seen from the road.

So here I am walking back to my truck with a knife in one hand and blood all over both hands about halfway up to my elbows.

Cars were slowly rolling past but you know something? Not one of them even made eye contact let alone rolled down a window enough to ask if everything was alright :)
 

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Wow glad he is ok...I had a bird fly out in front of me and i clobbered it...I had no time to react or nothing the first thought that came to my mine was is that what it's like with deer to...Well from that video it looks to be accurate...no time for any reaction...riding gear saves the hide
 

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"I put a set of deer whistles on after. I don't know if they work or not but they are cheap and found ones that fit nice. See if you can find them."
Nope, can't see 'em.
 

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Wow glad he is ok...I had a bird fly out in front of me and i clobbered it...I had no time to react or nothing the first thought that came to my mine was is that what it's like with deer to...Well from that video it looks to be accurate...no time for any reaction...riding gear saves the hide
Mike, hope it wasn't a birdie like the one that hit one of the locals here a few years ago. Riding one evening not too far from me and an owl swooped down and smacked him in the face and chest. AND he of course was wearing a full face helmet, or he'd have lost a few teeth among other things. The owl didn't survive. Tommy actually held on and didn't lose the bike. They say he smelled like whatever the owl had been eating....after digestion.
 

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I figured if they can't hear the pipes they're not going to run from a whistle but for $2 it can't hurt. MADMACK....between the driving light and turn sig. Black things.....
 

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I've never hit a deer on a bike (yet) and for the first 30+ years never hit a deer either until I moved out into the sticks then the vehicular slaughter was on.

The biggest reason has been roads with fences and a lot of brush and trees. In open areas you can see them during the day and at night reflection in their eyes is a good warning indicator.

On lined roads the first indication you have is when the danged things launch out of the fence row giving you no time to ever see them. The sad part is these are the roads that are the most fun to ride.

From hunting them I'd say your best protection is probably going to be loud pipes.

Once a deer is in full flight mode I've not seen anything make them change their mind. What I have done at times when hunting and one is flagging and starts to move is whistle, I've not yet had one NOT stop and look at me which is their last mistake.

They are actually very curious animals and will generally stand head up and watch something until they decide it's a threat.

I figure loud pipes fit the bill the best, they can hear it and would be more likely to simply stand and watch or move in the opposite direction. Unless of course they are already moving in your direction when you come on them.
 

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Not sure how much help even the pipes are. I was riding in back of a group heading towards I-10 just east of Junction where there are more deer than I have ever seen anywhere. The road was cleared back a respectable distance and lined the entire way with a high game fence. In the front of the pack was this gal on a Springer with Straight Shots and as she ripped along that highway, we were watching the deer heads popping up ....all on OUR side of the game fence. Some of them got up but didn't, fortunately---my pucker factor was already maxed out--- didn't do their Escape Wolf dance out to the road. So much for game fences, too, BTW.
Same road, a good friend hit one of the many deer while riding his Ultra equipped with the whistles. That was something like 10 years ago, and he is still getting pain management treatments after numerous surgeries. Did I mention how much I hate deer any way but cooked?
 

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Not sure how much help even the pipes are. I was riding in back of a group heading towards I-10 just east of Junction where there are more deer than I have ever seen anywhere. The road was cleared back a respectable distance and lined the entire way with a high game fence. In the front of the pack was this gal on a Springer with Straight Shots and as she ripped along that highway, we were watching the deer heads popping up ....all on OUR side of the game fence. Some of them got up but didn't, fortunately---my pucker factor was already maxed out--- didn't do their Escape Wolf dance out to the road. So much for game fences, too, BTW.
Same road, a good friend hit one of the many deer while riding his Ultra equipped with the whistles. That was something like 10 years ago, and he is still getting pain management treatments after numerous surgeries. Did I mention how much I hate deer any way but cooked?
Junction has a DQ now . :thumbsup
If you ever get the chance..Take River Road all the way to Menard . :)
 

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Oh crap... here comes the deer whistles. Didn't we determine a couple years ago that they attract deer to the sound more then repel them?

When asked by a group of rider friends what scares you most, I replied, Animal strike and Tree fall. A number saw a number of eyes roll like... how dumb. By the end of the Poker ride, everyone was slapping me on the back and telling me what a lucky SOB I was (knock on wood) I was leading a group and a deer crossed the road out in front of us about 50 yard ahead of me. Then... on that bluebird day... an 70 foot alder tree fell in front of me. By the time I came to a stop from 60MPH, I was 4 feet from the tree. It fell across the road right in front of me. I saw the power lines running along the road next to us dancing then I saw the tree and locked up everything. My buddies said 3 more seconds and I would have nailed it. I said "4 more seconds and it would have hit me in the head." We all rode back immediately and warned other riders. I went back and took a pic...

I really dislike deer.
 

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Junction has a DQ now . :thumbsup
If you ever get the chance..Take River Road all the way to Menard . :)
I've had several Blizzards in the Junction DQ.
 
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