My First Deer In A Big Rig

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Nick's Comment
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So from the start your told if a deer runs out in front of you, don't swerve or Bambi might not be the only thing dead..... Or something along those lines. I've played out the scenario over and over in my head, worried reflex would cause me to swerve or lock up the brakes. On i35 s passing winstar casino big ol deer came out of nowhere left to right, scared the crap out of me but with out even thinking I was gently on the brakes and my flashers on. Didn't do too much damage so I guess I got that first time out of my way ๐Ÿ˜’

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Hudsonhawk's Comment
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Congratulations the point is the deer hit you not the other way around. I've nailed deer in my personal vehicle it's good to just smash em. Trees don't budge when you hit them a deer will.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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How big was the deer?

Dave

Old School's Comment
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How big was the deer?

Looks like Dave has "road kill" on his mind! Nothing like some deer meat that has already been tenderized!

Nick's Comment
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How big was the deer?

Dave

I wanna say pretty good sized buck, but honestly i barely caught a glimpse of him as I hit him. Busted a piece of my fender off on the drivers side, and drivers side headlight is out, however not busted.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Not looking for "road kill." I hear Iowa deer are bigger than Texas deer. I'm just comparing.

Dave

Pat M.'s Comment
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How big was the deer?

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Looks like Dave has "road kill" on his mind! Nothing like some deer meat that has already been tenderized!

Mmmmm.... Tenderloin. Usually not damaged in the collision.

โˆ†_Danielsahn_โˆ†'s Comment
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Not looking for "road kill." I hear Iowa deer are bigger than Texas deer. I'm just comparing.

Dave

Texas deer are tiny compared to Iowa, and especially Michigan deer. When it comes to deer, the "famed" Texas slogan does NOT apply. shocked.pngsmile.gif

Kieran L.'s Comment
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Fresh deer meat really is some of the best meat you can get... I wonder what the legalities would be of cleaning the deer you just hit right on the side of the road and keeping as much meat as you can pack into your cooler?

Kieran L.'s Comment
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Just did a bit of internet research, turns out the laws on harvesting roadkill deer vary by state, but most states do allow you to keep the deer as long as you notify the police or a game warden to get a tag for the deer which you then may take the animal once you have the tag for it. Some other states simply require you to call and report the kill, and then you may harvest it immediately. A few states do not let you keep the kill unless you are a resident of that state, in that case if you're a non-resident the police will take the deer and give it to a local food bank or other resident on a list they keep of people to give them to.

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