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Damn, I hate it when that happens! They just pop out from nowhere and it's too late to do anything!
 

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Damn, I hate it when that happens! They just pop out from nowhere and it's too late to do anything!
And you are left with the disturbing memory of them sliding into the middle Lane, disfigured, legs twitching.

I hate it but nothing I could do. Tried to brake and just not enough time.
 

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Glad you're safe
 

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And you are left with the disturbing memory of them sliding into the middle Lane, disfigured, legs twitching.

I hate it but nothing I could do. Tried to brake and just not enough time.
Once, I had a buck run straight out of the woods into the passenger side door of my pickup! The ironic thing about it was my friend who was riding with me had just made a comment about hitting deer and didn't understand how you wouldn't have time to react! Duh!
 

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Thankfully he ducked fast enough to avoid any damage. Phew
That and I have a huge Cattle Catcher on the front. Worked perfectly. Just Deer hair on it. No damages thankfully.

By the way those wondering where I was, I-5 North just north of Portland Oregon in Washington.
 
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No venison for dinner then?... :p
 

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Oh my god! Glad the truck is ok, that may, possibly, eh, have been bad for you? Maybe.

Poor little deer, nothing you can do though.
That could have been ugly. If she had just jumped up a few feet and come thru the windshield, then my response would of been less laid back. I'm not even a hunter and I hate killing anything, but I guess s*** happens. I would kill to survive, but not for sport.
 
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Oh my god! Glad the truck is ok, that may, possibly, eh, have been bad for you? Maybe.

Poor little deer, nothing you can do though.
Glad I wasn't on a bike lol. Funny thing was a bike just passed me about 5 minutes before that. Kawi sport touring biker.
 

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Glad I wasn't on a bike lol. Funny thing was a bike just passed me about 5 minutes before that. Kawi sport touring biker.
Nearly schmucked one the other day. Looked at my GPS for a second, looked up, and fuuuuuck. Locked the rear up and did a little slide to avoid it. It was a bambi at about 40 so I would have been fine but bike would have needed new plastic again.
 

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Glad you are safe and the truck has the correct style of bumper. I can imagine that far up north that one has to worry about big Elk and even Moose.

Last deer I hit was in NC, charging though the woods of the Piedmont area at about 25 over. I see a deer dart across the road at the far distance of my 125W off road high beams so I let up completely off the gas, then quickly 3 more in a group dart across the road. Still costing down to about the PSL, starting to drop below PSL, deer are long gone into the woods, so back on the hammer.

WHAT, what the hell is that? A huge Doe jumps right out in front of me from the drivers side, jumps over the hood of my car, looks like everything is going to be alright (but I am still moving forward), BAM, the passenger side A pillar hits her in the hind legs, I hear my windshield make a pop snapping noise and my side vent window blows out. She changes direction rear legs going 90 MPH looking for traction, then she slide catches her direction and vaults into the woods away from me. It is so odd how all that is seen in slow motion yet you know it is all in real time.

The guy that repaired my car said the A pillar must have caught her just right on the main muscle part of the hind end so as not to break her leg(s). Front windshield was cracked all the way across but didn't blow or break out. So now I get nervous every fall driving back from the Beach up I-16 and I-75 as they are in packs of 15 to 30 on the shoulder of the Interstate feeding at night in the Fall before the rut!
 

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I hit a deer once on a bike. Back in 1989 on Bouquet Canyon Rd, a big deer was coming from the lake across the road and stopped and froze when he heard me coming on my Yamaha TZR250 at about 120 kph (72 mph). No time to react, I center punched the deer. Like hitting a brick wall, buckled the aluminum frame, the bike cartwheeled, I flew off sliding on the road. I had an AGV Kevlarglass helmet and leather jacket and boots which took most of the road rash, you could see the kevlar sticking out of the helmet. The jacket came apart (single stitching) and my jeans were torn, but minimal road rash. I now wear only kevlar jeans, leather pants and jacket, or 1-piece leathers when I ride. The deer obviously didn't make it. They now have a fence by the lake since cars have been hitting deers too and I have deer horns on my bike.
 

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Stay safe and glad you’re okay!


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I hit a deer once on a bike. Back in 1989 on Bouquet Canyon Rd, a big deer was coming from the lake across the road and stopped and froze when he heard me coming on my Yamaha TZR250 at about 120 kph (72 mph). No time to react, I center punched the deer. Like hitting a brick wall, buckled the aluminum frame, the bike cartwheeled, I flew off sliding on the road. I had an AGV Kevlarglass helmet and leather jacket and boots which took most of the road rash, you could see the kevlar sticking out of the helmet. The jacket came apart (single stitching) and my jeans were torn, but minimal road rash. I now wear only kevlar jeans, leather pants and jacket, or 1-piece leathers when I ride. The deer obviously didn't make it. They now have a fence by the lake since cars have been hitting deers too and I have deer horns on my bike.
You got off easy. That could of been much worse. Good gear pays huge benefits if you go down. Like yourself I have been down a few times also. Be safe.
 

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