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Device to ward off deer?

Well as I live in a relatively rural area, I was thinking of getting some sort of device to ward of deer away from my car when driving at near dawn or dusk hours.. Does anyone know of any products which could do the job, or have any experience with such devices? Any suggestions/tips etc would be greatly appreciated...


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My buddy in Montana (20 years ago) had these devices they put on their front bumper and would make a whistle sound to ward off deer and moose. Improvements surely have been made.
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I have the same problem, every morning and evening: deer, turkeys, possums, cats, dogs, kids, skunks…
The best defense I found is paying attention and good brakes.


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IIRC, the sports department at WalMart has some sort of wind driven whistle/siren. It's small but I haven't looked into how they're attached to the vehicle.

I've read on one forum that they're not really effective.

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First, a disclaimer: I don't know if these things work. I seem to recall that they were marginally effective.

BUT, here they are
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PS Here are study results...
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Thanks for the info, dmjonez. I guess in that case I wont waste my money on anything.
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