My husband is the deer hunter in the family, but I got one first this year. You have already figured out that it was the easy way -- with my car. Actually, I did not kill the deer and hope it wasn't injured. I know so many people who have hit deer or been hit by deer. Sometimes the vehicles are badly damaged. I was very lucky, and so was the deer.
I was driving home on Midland about 5 pm today. It was already dark, of course. Then the deer was just there, running right in front of me, and there was no way I could stop soon enough to avoid it. There was a thud, but the deer never stopped. I think it was a buck, but I can't swear to it. I'm telling my husband it was a buck. I pulled over to the side of the road and turned on the flashers. I just had to get out and see what the front of my car looked like. I didn't really see any dents or broken lights. A nice young man stopped to make sure I was OK. He turned his car around to shine his lights on my car, as I couldn't find the flashlight that is supposed to be in my car. (Tomorrow I'll check for that again.) When I got home and under lights in the garage, I could see just the edge of the grill was damaged, as was the metal strip that goes around the grill. That doesn't look very bad, but it means I'll be buying a whole grill. I just discovered they sell them on eBay.