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Since I got my job, I have to drive through rural areas more and I see lots of deer on the roads(not many hunters around here.)
And at the carwash I work at I see lot of trucks with the deer whistles on the bumpers to scare them off.

Does anyone have these on their truck? I was just curious to see if they were a good investment? I mean 5$ could save me 1000 in repair bills I guess.

What are your thoughts on these whistles?
 

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My parents have had them on their vehicles and the still hit deer. They are a joke in my opinion.
 

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My wife has deer whistles on her truck and it seems to work. When she didnt have the whistles on her truck and when she approaches the deer it took them a while to get out the way...when she installed the whistles the deers get out the way alot faster.
 

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bigrok said:
My parents have had them on their vehicles and the still hit deer. They are a joke in my opinion.
I think Minnesota Deer developed a tolerance to them.... or they are too stupid to get out of the way...

Mount a gun to the hood of your car and you'll never see a deer again lol [thumb]
 

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Or you could just honk your horn at the stupid things. My dad and I saw a buck monday morning going into school after season closed. He was just walking across the road, dad just honked and he started running. And a plus side of it is...you already have it!
 

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Where I live, I have to take evasive maneuvers on an average of once a month to avoid hitting a deer... I'm curious to know if they work or not as well.
 

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Yes they seem to work, the deer run right at my truck now.

I dodge one or two a month it seems like. One night I braked for 3 then after a mile or two down the road I saw a big doe and slowed way down, but she still decided to gape out and throw my Ford Stranger a nice hip check.
 

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I use to have those whistles on my F150,that was until a deer knocked them off when I hit it. They usually plug up with bugs right away in the summer and do not work anyways.
 

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MX86 said:
bigrok said:
My parents have had them on their vehicles and the still hit deer. They are a joke in my opinion.
I think Minnesota Deer developed a tolerance to them.... or they are too stupid to get out of the way...

Mount[highlight=yellow] a gun[/highlight=yellow] to the hood of your car and you'll [highlight=yellow]never see a deer again[/highlight=yellow] lol [thumb]
Isn't that the truth..... like deer season, it's like they KNOW.
 

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About 20 years ago the Department of Natural Resources here in Minnesota did a study on them. Study said they didn't do a thing!

Opinions vary on who you ask......
 

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The deer are just a pain in the ass in the lp, my papa(not dad) didn't hit one but the a deer ran into him! Totalled a 2 month old cap. If they are only 5 bucks might aswell just try one.
 

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I've had 2 close calls on my sleds from deer too.. I wonder how effective deer whistles would be on them!?!?

They shouldn't clog up with bugs at least...[thumb]

Then again, I'll probably get yelled at by land-owners for making noise.
 
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