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Lonnie Utah
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Deer are like Rats here...
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Article from our local NPR radio station. Talking about wildlife vehicle collisions. Showed up on the news articles the office sends around to us each AM.

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“It’s one of the most dangerous stretches of road you can drive in the state,” Cramer said.

More than 100 deer are killed by cars each year between Blanding and Monticello, statistics from the Utah Department of Transportation show. UDOT has been working to bring that number down for years. The department built a crossing structure south of Monticello in 2016, and Cramer installed video cameras to monitor it.

“That crossing structure has, on average, deer move through it 47 times per day,” she said. “It’s just incredible.”


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Could use another year


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Lonnie Utah
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re: Deer are like Rats here...
The best part of the article are the two videos.

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Gaston writing for NPR now?


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re: Deer are like Rats here...
Looks like a good place to hang a lockon


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wickowick
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re: Deer are like Rats here...
I would never have thought those wildlife crossings would be used that much by animals


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2020 hunting goals list:

1) Apply for Utah


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I would never have thought those wildlife crossings would be used that much by animals


You’d think they would move them to areas with less traffic.........


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I would never have thought those wildlife crossings would be used that much by animals



If you hunt land by an interstate and there is a bridge crossing a creek or something that spot is normally money. I hunt a spot where there is woods on one side of the interstate and farm land on the other. I'll sometimes see 20+ deer crossing under the interstate.
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gumbo2176
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A good friend of mine, now deceased, once lived in Bloomington, Indiana and I'd ride up on my motorcycle to visit him from time to time.

He took me out to the hill country where the Amish lived near his house one night in his pickup just to show me the amount of deer in that area. I was amazed when coming out of just about every switchback in the tight rural roads showed several deer locked in on his headlights. Those corn fields that the Amish grow were nothing short of a magnet, bringing them in by the dozens.

So many deer I lost count by the time we headed back to his house.
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Just put up a few deer crossing signs somewhere else, to divert them, problem solved....


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olemc999
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I went skiing up in Wisconsin one time about 3 years ago. I have never seen so many dead deer on the side of the road as I saw up there.


LSUA 75
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All those states with short seasons and strict limits don’t make sense to me.Why would they rather have deer killed by vehicles.Lot of people get injured,some killed.


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All those states with short seasons and strict limits don’t make sense to me.Why would they rather have deer killed by vehicles.Lot of people get injured,some killed.



Many of them have short gun seasons, but very long archery seasons. Illinois for example has a 3 day and 4 day shotgun season as well as a short muzzleloader season, but then the archery season is 4 months long roughly.

The main problem is they are either its brown or down and easily shooting their fill during the short gun seasons or hunting trophies. Its pretty dang easy to just fill your freezer.


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Their insurance lobby must not be very strong.


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Their insurance lobby must not be very strong.


Quite the opposite I think actually. They push really hard to reduce the herds.


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