I've driven many many miles the length and breadth of the US and Canada and hit my first ever deer last night just 5 miles from home. It jumped out while I was doing 45 on this little country lane. The passenger , my boss, was absolutely amazed at how uneventful it was. It was a straight on hit of a medium sized deer, and the jeep just tossed it aside like it wasnt even there! We stopped about a mile away at his house and scoured the front end for damage. Not even a scratch.. All we could find was some deer fur in the radiator.
Kudos to the the aries brush guard , without I wouldve surely been looking at some body damage, if not radiator damage. Looking back, I think the lift helped too because the fact I was sitting high meant that I hit the deer high up on its back, forcing it down and to the side.
I love nature and hate to think I was the cause of this wild animals demise, but I also love my jeep and I am exstatic at the result.