I hate deer

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Last night I swerved to avoid a deer, went off the road and hit a fence. Should have took the bastage out.

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It was instinct, avoid the obstacle. Several people told me after that if I had hit him head on that he most likely would have come through the windshield.

I don't like to unnecessarily kill things.
 

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Last night I swerved to avoid a deer, went off the road and hit a fence. Should have took the bastage out.

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Similar damage on my 2019 Ranger pick-up was $8K, but that was 2 years ago...
 

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Having hit one on a bike, I'd prefer that they be wiped off the face of the earth. :)
 

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That sucks, I feel your pain. I hit a deer last summer only going about 30mph. Hopped out in front of me from a field that goes right to the road, there was basically no time to react. I'll never understand why they run towards the large, loud, moving thing that scared them.

I think our quote was just under 12k.

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That sucks, I feel your pain. I hit a deer last summer only going about 30mph. Hopped out in front of me from a field that goes right to the road, there was basically no time to react. I'll never understand why they run towards the large, loud, moving thing that scared them.
what was the damage like at that speed?
 

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$10k here and that was with minimal damage to engine area.

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I hate them too. Last week I skidded to a stop to miss three of them.
 

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I added a pic to my post.
damn! if i saw it without being told, i would have guessed 3k. but i guess your headlight damage alone brought the repair cost up a lot.
 
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Body shop booked till 05/31.

Got my estimate from insurance tonight, did photo claim. 3200. Body shop thinks 5K
 

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It was instinct, avoid the obstacle. Several people told me after that if I had hit him head on that he most likely would have come through the windshield.

I don't like to unnecessarily kill things.
Your instinct is good. You don't want to hit a deer. They do a lot more damage than you might think.
 

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I eat deer. 4 this last fall. They are large, destructive rats. When I lived up north I hit 4 in 5 years. Usually safest to not brake or swerve. They react to weird car movements and seem to move toward you when you brake or swerve. Very weird.

They have ruined so many farms in MI to the point that farmers must erect 8' fences to keep them out. Very expensive. Totally destroyed my brother's farm. The ruts they leave in the ground are worse than from a dirt bike and poop everywhere.

That said, the damage to your car is pretty extensive. Might be totaled. Good thing you are safe and uninjured.
 

 
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