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Rutting Deer Pay A Price!

Made a run up to Hayesville, NC yesterday to get corn, and on US 27 from about Blakely, Ga. to Cusseta just below Columbus, I counted 13 does killed by cars/trucks. The deer in this area must be well into the rut for so many road kills to happen. And this is a very lightly traveled stretch of highway, too. Certainly a wild time for the deer! Not a single buck in the count----only does!


  • stc1993stc1993 Senior Member Posts: 10,405 AG
    They are rough in Baker Co. GA too.  I saw 3 killed in just a short stretch.  2 were bucks.
  • jcbcpajcbcpa Senior Member South GeorgiaPosts: 2,548 Captain
    I drive Hwy 39 from up above Ft. Gaines to Blakely every day. I have counted 20 to 30 deer along side the road many times morning and afternoon. My wife hit 2 last year and I hit 1. The one that I hit was a big buck and unbelievably all it did was bend my front bumper. It looked like he saw me and just squated. He spun around in the road 2 or 3 times and layed there like he was dead until I walked up to him. He jumped up and ran off.

    God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man.

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