Number of deer-auto accidents down 11% in Southeast Michigan September 25, 2013 Michigan

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Number of deer-auto accidents down 11% in Southeast MichiganSeptember 25, 2013 Michigan, The Detroit News
... auto accidents involving deer in Southeast Michigan dropped 11 percent in 2012 from the year before ... The statistics are part of SEMCOG’s efforts to reduce deer accidents. According to the group, the crashes cost Michigan $130 million a year, with an average insurance claim of about $2,100 ...

Michigan car-deer crashes plummet September 29, 2013 Michigan, .Lansing State Journal 
... 2009: 61,486.  2010: 55,867.  2011: 53,592.  2012: 48,918 ...  little agreement as to why ... Theories range from a smaller deer population to fewer crashes being reported to improved driving habits or that people are driving fewer miles... It is possible there are fewer deer, but there is no precise census of the deer population... Their most recent estimate of the Michigan deer herd is from 2011, when state officials put the population at 1.73 million...

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