Anyone ever hit a deer on the long drive west to hunt?

Brandon Pattison

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If so, how did you handle getting back to home or out to the mountains to hunt? I hit a deer with my truck like 3 months ago and it was in the shop for a week and $4000 later I got it back. That would really suck to happen while making the trip out west.
 

broncoformudv

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Buy a bigger truck? Only hit one deer and that was with my F250, the deer went right under it after taking out my license plate then left a nasty smear from when it got stuck under my trailer.

Hitting moose on the other I do not recommend. Tried that out when I was 19 in a 2wd F150 and it totaled that poor truck out. :(
 

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Bigger truck doesn't always help. To quote the manager at the body shop, "Exactly how fast do you need to be going when you hit a deer to bend the frame on a 3/4 ton pickup?"
 

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i was heading back to elk camp late after work on a fri night and it was snowy and icey, doing about 55 and theres a huge bull in the middle of the road, split second decision that i really did like my truck and had pitch sideways to get around him
 

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Many many close calls but not yet - KNOCK ON WOOD!!!!!!!!! Although I did total 2 trucks last year during hunting season - '06 Tacoma and an '07 Tundra. It was a rough year for Toyotas - and before anyone asks neither were my fault.
 

jmez

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About 90 miles an hour, T bone a mature buck just off center of the license plate. It will also push your bumper back into your tire and deflate and ruin a tire.
 

NDHunter

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One time in college I went home to deer hunt on the last weekend and when I was driving home that night I hit a small buck. Felt pretty bad that that deer survived 2 weeks of rifle season and then got killed by my car only about 2 hours after season closed...
 
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