This Is The Most Likely Animal To Kill You In North Dakota
North Dakota may not be home to apex predators, and while it may be home to one of the last megafauna in the nation, the American Bison, it's far from the deadliest.
These animals are, in fact, the most deadly in the nation, accounting for over 96 percent of fatalities.
It's not a mountain lion, a grizzly bear, or even the mosquito; it is the deer.
As good as these car-seeking missiles taste, they are at best a nuisance and at worst deadly.
So, if there was any argument to say that the hunter in Bambi was the good guy, here it is.
According to State Farm Data, there were 1.33 million collisions with deer between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.
Deer are responsible for the deaths of 440 out of 458 Americans killed in physical confrontations with animals.
Deer collisions are highest in November; the deer seasons peak from November 7th through the 14th. The statistics remain high from September through December. Though the statistics differ for mule deer and white-tailed deer, both rise during the fall season.
During this time, daylight savings time increases human-deer accidents by forcing more of us to travel during twilight and nighttime hours.
Researchers estimate that year-round daylight savings would save over $1.2 billion annually (another reason to abolish the archaic practice).
According to State Farm’s annual report, between 2021 and 2022, there were 1.9 million insurance claims filed due to accidents involving deer.
Even if you are not a hunter, a meat eater, or a conservationist, you should do yourself and your fellow North Dakotan's and Americans a favor and get a license to take out as many of these monsters as you can... before they take you out.
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