W. Virginia tops in deer/vehicle collisions

September 28, 2009 by  
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Press_release_headerFor the third straight year, data compiled by State Farm Insurance indicates that drivers in West Virginia have the greatest likelihood of hitting a deer with their vehicle—a one-in-39 chance and an increase from last year’s one-in-45 odds. Michigan came in second with odds of one in 78. Bloomberg reports.

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  1. Ed Harris on Tue, 29th Sep 2009 5:11 AM 

    What may help with these numbers is that in West Virginia it is legal to take home and eat your road kill, after having reported it to the state police or a conservation officer. I am aware of folks who don’t have two nickels to rub together who survive on road kill.

    Asked an old boy if he was going deer hunting this fall, and he said, “Yup! already got me two so far.”

    I queried, “Really, I thought it was early yet, archery or black powder season?”

    He said, “1977 Ford F100″.

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