Deer whistle?


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DirtyBrad
October 18, 2006, 02:22 AM
This is probably near impossible to prove one way or the other, but anyone have experience with those deer whistles you put on your car?

I hit a deer that did about a thousand bucks (haha) damage and don't look forward to doing it again.

I'm not sure what will convince me one way or the other. "I've always used them and never hit a deer" doesn't really do it, I guess.

Anyway, hopefully you guys will have some useful info yet again.

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7mmsavage
October 18, 2006, 05:16 AM
A friend of mine works for our local phone company and they researched those whistles. The results said they worked, so every company vehicle had a set installed. He apparently believed it, and put them on all of his family's cars too.

scottw
October 18, 2006, 05:21 AM
If you put them on be sure to check them all the time to make sure that they are not full of bugs or other foreign matter.:cool:

shooting time
October 18, 2006, 07:20 AM
If i remember right I read a study that said they didn't work as stated but its worth a try.I just don't know why deer run in front of cars in the woods they run away

SkunkApe
October 18, 2006, 08:16 AM
So deer can hear this whistle but they can't hear your car? That doesn't make any sense. Heck, they can already hear and see your car. It's not that they don't know you're coming. It's that they panic and jump out in front of you, or simply lack the mental ability to recognize a car as a danger.

LadySmith
October 18, 2006, 08:40 AM
My experience has been 50/50. They're supposed to make a sound that encourage deer to jump "the other way." Put a couple on a car I had and never hit a deer. This was around the time the deer seemed to be tackling anything that moved (cars, trucks, bicyclists). Got an SUV now and noticed that the tires whine when I drive. Didn't bother with deer whistles thinking that was noise enough. Still haven't hit one (knock on wood).
I recommend that you get some because they're cheap, might work and at least you'll have tried something preventative.

LadySmith
October 18, 2006, 08:43 AM
It's that they panic and jump out in front of you, or simply lack the mental ability to recognize a car as a danger.
I read some study or other that animals mostly jump in front of cars for the same reason people get hit by trains. They underestimate the distance & speed of such a big heavy object.

hso
October 18, 2006, 08:49 AM
I'd move this to "Hunting", but I don't think a discussion about "what size engine for whitetail" would fit.;)

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