Deer are fucking EVRYWHERE here. I live within city limits and still see them in my yard and crossing streets. The highways are always littered with slaughtered deer and we have dedicated road crews that collect dead animals from the streets. Hunting is huge here and it's still overpolulated. They even released some cyotes to thin the population years back... so now we have a deef problem AND a cyote problem lol.
I've had MANY close calls but only 2 accidents due to them. When I was 17 a deer was spooked in the road. He must have come off the hillside to my right and traffic was too thick for him to finish crossing in the left lane because he was standing there blocking the road. I stopped and the semi way the fuck behind me wasn't paying attention. Total carnage. Rear ended me, jack-knifed and his trailer took out a an oncoming car like a baseball bat.
The other, on my way to work, 2:00 am, dark as hell. Had one run full speed into the side fo my truck. Scared the fucking hell out of me. Driving along and BAM... I saw it's head for a split second out of the corner of my eye then it was gone. it tumbled and slammed down the side, ripped off the mirror, ripped off both fender flares, left a massive dent in the front fender, and left blood shit and fur down the side.