More Deer Collisions in Minnesota Metro Areas

October 5, 2012

You might be surprised to learn it’s not a rural county that leads the state in the most collisions between deer and vehicles in Minnesota.

State safety officials say Hennepin County, which includes Minneapolis, may have a smaller deer population than more rural counties in Minnesota, but it has many more people behind the wheel. The county had 508 collisions with deer from 2009 to 2011.

Another top county for collisions is one that’s closer to the lakes area, Sherburne County, with 484 crashes during the same time frame.

The Brainerd Dispatch says county with the least amount of collisions between deer and vehicles is Marshall, in far northwestern Minnesota. That county had just two crashes during the two-year period.

 

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  • October 5, 2012 at 7:28 pm
    lundberry says:
    As a resident of the great state of MN I can assure that Deer hits in and around the metro are almost annoyingly prevalent. I feel like drivers in the metro tend to be less a... read more
  • October 5, 2012 at 4:51 pm
    MadDog says:
    I lived in Minneapolis for a time and loved it there, but I have to say that the only time I had a collision with a deer was when I was living there. The pros of that fine ci... read more
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