|03-24-2012 06:31 PM|
|superdavis78||I think I got lucky in the damage department. It just put a dent in the plastic of the bumper....if I would have stubby'd it up before, there might have been more damage. I need to invest in a bumper, but I want a Trektop NX too....|
|03-23-2012 11:34 PM|
|jsmithtx||I have hit deer in south Texas and they are always hauling ass across the road. There is no time to react. Sold my truck with the brush guard. Now I'll hit another one. Then I'll get another brush guard for this one.|
|03-23-2012 10:11 PM|
They get most stupid late October, early November. That's when the rut is on.
Remember the teenage years guys? Gals, remember playing hard to get?
|03-23-2012 06:49 PM|
|03-23-2012 05:28 PM|
|Casotakar1229||what does the front end of your jeep look like OP? bumper and bull bar? any pics?|
|03-23-2012 04:57 PM|
Deer whistles: Internet BMW Riders - Deer Whistles, they don't work!
Equivalent to rubbing snake oil on your bumper... :-)
|03-23-2012 12:28 PM|
I was traveling from Abilene to San Angelo when I was in college and hit one doing about 65mph one night. Damn thing was so big I rolled my Bronco II. I didn't yank the wheel or anything, just smacked the deer and it did the rest of the work.
Every vehicle I've had since then gets a brush guard for that reason alone.
|03-23-2012 11:44 AM|
|fdnc2774||My fear isnt hitting one...its one commin thru the jeep when i ride without doors.. and i do most of year...had one run beside me for ab 50 yards and i just knew he was gonna jump inside!!! Ida s** t myself...maybe i should by seat covers just incase. Lmao|
|03-23-2012 11:03 AM|
|03-23-2012 10:59 AM|
|clvnmcd||If you have that kind of a deer problem in your area, time to get a nice big stout bumper. At least keep them out of your lap while driving. XHD are good bumpers, so are the Rockhard (love mine). but you are going to need some good springs to hold them up.|
|03-23-2012 10:25 AM|
Thats great!! I've only had 2 beers all year!!!
Hate to hear this but like others have said MOD it!!!!
|03-23-2012 09:07 AM|
|03-23-2012 09:05 AM|
|fdnc2774||I feel ur pain...i hit two in a month...after first one i did stubby caps..Second deer was demolished by my 33" nitto mud grapplers.. lol. Enjoy the new mod|
|03-23-2012 09:01 AM|
|cu in oz||Just AIM for the vitals........|
|03-23-2012 08:05 AM|
Last I knew in the state of PA, it was just a matter of calling the game warden and they would mail out the permit to keep it. I think the permit was $25.
|03-23-2012 06:40 AM|
|03-23-2012 06:37 AM|
|denisbaldwin||When I lived in Michigan, I would hit a deer every winter. The last year I was there, I hit 3 inside of 2 weeks. It sucked. Thankfully, I was driving a Dodge Ram with a big cow catcher on the front so damage was minimal.|
|03-23-2012 06:32 AM|
You sound like my friend from NC. She has hit 3 deer with her GC. Her mom got her a front license plate that says "Bambi Slayer" on it.
|03-22-2012 09:38 PM|
|4Pnuts||I had a "two buck van" once. I drive my Jeep slower and, knock wood, haven't pegged one of those big prairie rats with the Jeep... yet. It's amazing how they appear out of nowhere. Unless you've hit one it would be hard to comprehend how quickly it happens. In all I've hit three and each caused over $7,000 in damage. I am a great supporter of hunting to keep populations in check. Their numbers have exploded over the past 10 years.|
|03-22-2012 09:21 PM|
|03-22-2012 08:28 PM|
|Red Headed Coonazz||Depending on state laws, you may have been required to contact wildlife agencies. Or just throw it in the back of your own jeep and stock your freezer with protein. A deer is just a pretty cow with less fat.|
|03-22-2012 07:03 PM|
|03-22-2012 06:53 PM|
Dang thing popped out of nowhere...It hopped down off a bank, and started to come up out of the ditch line...then impact!
I am going to check out XHD bumpers...those are the modular bumpers that I can design to what I want...right?
|03-22-2012 06:35 PM|
|rics1997||Hope it doesn't come in two's. lol I hit one almost two months ago. My stubby XHD did a great protection job|
|03-22-2012 06:29 PM|
|SolarStar||Upgrade to a nice stinger bump; problem solved. Nothing more than a Bambi speed bump from that point forward.|
|03-22-2012 06:28 PM|
|PecosRiver||Got two to my name, but not with a Jeep. I kill my deer with a Ford F-250.|
|03-22-2012 06:27 PM|
|Casotakar1229||get the stubby xhd bumper! and glad you are okay, but good reason to mod the jeep now.|
|03-22-2012 06:20 PM|
There is a whistle for deer you can install on your front bumper. Many folks up here in Big and Little Cottonwood say they work very well...
They hear it, and run the other way...
|03-22-2012 06:12 PM|
|baytownbert||More deer are killed by vehicles in Texas than by hunters. It's a danged shame.|
|03-22-2012 06:05 PM|
There was a particular road in SW Idaho decades ago I traveled regularly. My then-new VW accounted for 7 pheasants and 1 deer in a 1 year period.
Even then VW windshields weren't exactly free.
The ins co got real tense about my policy claims....
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