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Deer Whistles?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by SR5 Limited, Jul 29, 2021.

  1. Jul 29, 2021 at 12:14 PM
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    Who here thinks these things work?899DC1AA-DACE-4B0D-B0CA-FA75CE1F3A5C.jpg
     
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    There are so many videos telling those don't work. But who knows? We can't ask the deer whether they hear or not. Why not stick them since they are sooo damn cheap. Stick them on your roof rails and no one notices. I use brush-less car washes and never had problems.
     
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    8B35512B-8C02-4785-BD63-580F925DC556.jpg Too many around here I need the extra luck.
     
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    I have them (2) on roof rails. (Pic captured from one of my videos)

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    So, I had a deer run in front of me today. It was a good distance away on the edge then it ran across full speed. Seemed it was having an effect…
     
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    At noon!!!
     
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    Another deer just ran in front of me. But a lot farther away. May be attracting them.
     
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    We had those on my wife’s car 5 years ago and hit a deer. So I am going to say no based on my experience. I wish there was something that did work. There are way to many deer in my area.
     
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    Unfortunately, no, they don't work; and in the case of fawns, might even more so attract than they deter.

    Wish they did, tons of deer around us too. They like to hang out in the ditches right at the side of the road at night, making it feel even more sketchy. I've learned to just keep a close watch for the eyes at night (they shine bright like reflective markers at night) or any sudden movement/shadows.
     
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    Yeah, a friend of mine put them on her car after the first deer strike. That car has since been hit by deer three more times (one of the times, her son was driving).

    So I'd say they do not work.
     
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    I have deer all around where I live and never tried them b/c the old timers always said they didn't work.. but can't see how they could hurt to try? I just drive slower and keep an eye out to the sides of the roads, especially on my bike.
     

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