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State Farm ranks NC as No. 21 for deer-car crashes

Posted October 23, 2012

North Carolina is ranked 21st in the nation for car-versus-deer collisions, according to an annual report released Tuesday by State Farm.

The number of deer collisions has decreased since last year, when North Carolina placed 19th on the list. Still, drivers in North Carolina have a 1 in 135 chance of hitting a deer, based on the rankings compiled from claims.

The top spot in the list this year belongs to West Virginia, where motorists have a 1 in 40 chance of hitting a deer.

Hawaii remains the most unlikely state to run into a deer. The odds there are 1 in 6,801, or about the same as being struck by lightning, State Farm said.

The number of deer collisions is down 7.7 percent nationwide over last year, the company said, with 1.23 million collisions counted between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012.
 

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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Oct 26, 2012

    Hunters just like to kill & eat animals. It's the "thrill of the kill" for you...buying all those powerful & deadly toys...playing soldier dress-up.

    No one else, outside your sadistic & primitive groups, buys your other reasons for killing deer.

  • YippiYiyoKiYay Oct 24, 2012

    The top spot in the list this year belongs to West Virginia, where motorists have a 1 in 40 chance of hitting a deer......Well, if you don't have a gun, you hunt with what you got. Go git them thar pesky deers. Revenge is a dish best served up in a stew.

  • lasm Oct 24, 2012

    "Open up hunting on Sundays"

    Well, you know why they don't, don't ya? It's so they won't have to pay the wildlife folks to monitor hunters-they say it cost taxpayers more (some excuse, huh?. But, if they would just rotate staff better or even let Sunday be a "free" day, we could save more on our grocery money, cut down the over-popuation of deer and save lives (and save on vehicle repairs); as less deer would be "on the run".

  • WooHoo2You Oct 24, 2012

    Quit destroying their habits??? That is exactly what the "tree huggers" are trying to do....BTW, if the overzealous hunters had not killed all the deer's natural predators (like the tree huggers suggested) deer overpopulation would not be a problem.

    overzealous hunters!!!!!! There are probably more coyotes now then there were 50 years ago. They're EVERYWHERE. They also happen to be the number one predator for deer next to man. What other predators do you think exist around here. Lions and Tigers!!!!!!-egup2

    So you are basing your logic on “there are probably more coyotes now?” *Probably*, really??? BTW, you are close on the lions and tigers, large WILD CATS do prey on deer as well as the almost extinct wolves…both who have been hunted to oblivion.

  • n4cer Oct 24, 2012

    well said egup2

  • ICTrue Oct 24, 2012

    "Wow number 21....almost the middle of the national average....what next, North Carolinians breathe air according to State Farm ;)" WooHoo2You

    Exactly what I thought. Couldn't be any more average than that...hardly news

  • egup2 Oct 23, 2012

    Quit destroying their habits??? That is exactly what the "tree huggers" are trying to do....BTW, if the overzealous hunters had not killed all the deer's natural predators (like the tree huggers suggested) deer overpopulation would not be a problem.

    overzealous hunters!!!!!! There are probably more coyotes now then there were 50 years ago. They're EVERYWHERE. They also happen to be the number one predator for deer next to man. What other predators do you think exist around here. Lions and Tigers!!!!!!

  • WooHoo2You Oct 23, 2012

    Several posts make sense. Open up hunting on Sundays, quit destroying thier habitat, educate the total preservationist (tree huggers), open up lottery hunts in the parks.- Crew Dog

    Quit destroying their habits??? That is exactly what the "tree huggers" are trying to do....BTW, if the overzealous hunters had not killed all the deer's natural predators (like the tree huggers suggested) deer overpopulation would not be a problem.

  • 426X3 Oct 23, 2012

    Several posts make sense. Open up hunting on Sundays, quit destroying thier habitat, educate the total preservationist (tree huggers), open up lottery hunts in the parks.

  • WooHoo2You Oct 23, 2012

    Wow number 21....almost the middle of the national average....what next, North Carolinians breathe air according to State Farm ;)

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