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 Post subject: Re: How to avoid deer and wildlife while driving?
Post Posted: Jul 11, 2018 7:26 am 
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Here is one review that indicates that deer whistles are not really effective: http://www.deeranddeerhunting.com/articles/deer-news/how-effective-are-deer-whistles-to-avoid-vehicle-collisions .

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Post Posted: Jul 11, 2018 10:38 am 
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Don't waste your money on those deer whistles/horns, whatever you want to call them. I installed them on various vehicles. Still, I managed to hit 2 deer (more like they hit me!) and had a number of near misses. After the last repair, I didn't bother to install any more. Haven't hit a deer since and its been over 7 years (knock on wood!). Try honking your horn with a deer standing directly in front of your car. I guarantee the varmint won't move a muscle. Unless you can find one that sounds like a mountain lion, they're about as effective as turning up the music in your car. Save your money and get a subwoofer instead.


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Post Posted: Jul 11, 2018 11:24 pm 
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Great advice, Lionshead! Thank you.

I remember driving home about 2 AM shortly after we moved up here in '79. Worked late, was very tired. The pair of elk in the road at Meyer's Ranch were a whole lot bigger than my little '78 Subaru. They just stared me down. Fortunately the Sub had good brakes, despite the tiny 1600 cc engine.

Pay attention to the side of the road as well as the lane ahead!

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Post Posted: Jul 12, 2018 7:29 am 
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I guess when you are a giant animal like that, you look at cars and thing. Meh! :)

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