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Deer And Motor Vehicles

Posted Thursday, September 8, 2011, at 3:03 PM

What do you consider the most dangerous road in Bedford County, and this includes Shelbyville, for deer running onto the roadway in front of motor vehicles.

I wonder how many deer will be challenging vehicles for use the roadway on the new bypass.


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Highway 130 out by Riverbend County Club, all the way to Tullahoma. I have had two of the foul beasts strike my car there.....

-- Posted by Brian Mosely on Wed, Sep 14, 2011, at 8:44 AM

I've never hunted deer but they have sure hunted me. We have far too many around here. I'm being completely honest when I say I can drive three miles or less from my home and see deer 24/7, 12 months a year.

-- Posted by bomelson on Mon, Sep 12, 2011, at 2:04 PM

Bo Quit trying to get people to do your deer scouting for opening of deer season!!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by mytaxesaremine on Mon, Sep 12, 2011, at 12:04 PM

What is the law if you hit a deer now? Are you still suppose to call the highway patrol to report it or just cut it up, wrap it and take it home as fresh Road Kill to go?

The Tennessee State Legislature passed a law stating the people can eat road kill!

Maybe THAT is why my grocery bill is getting higher!

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Mon, Sep 12, 2011, at 10:57 AM

Highway 41-A North would definitely get my vote. Three years ago a nighttime encounter with a small buck resulted in over $3,000.00 worth of damage to my truck. Since I couldn't sue the little fella, I ate him. Surely there is a less costly manner by which one can obtain deer meat.

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Fri, Sep 9, 2011, at 12:30 AM

My husband hit a deer on Wartrace Pike near where the golfing range and soccer feild used to be. Tore the front of his truck up pretty good. 41-A South is pretty bad too.

-- Posted by AmericanWoman on Thu, Sep 8, 2011, at 9:34 PM

I hope I am not jinxing myself but I have not seen any in the road for a few years.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Sep 8, 2011, at 9:27 PM

@Bo -- you're probably right about the bypass. It's been 'their' territory a long time.

I hit a deer .. well, rightly, a deer hit my vehicle .. on Hwy 96 between I-40 and Franklin many years ago. I don't think I've even seen one on the roadside here.

-- Posted by tsimmons on Thu, Sep 8, 2011, at 9:13 PM

It has been many years since I lived in Shelbyville/Bedford County and I do not know what the deer population is like there now. However, back in the mid-70s they were fairly thick out the Tullahoma Hwy from Brinkley Rd. to Davis Hill.

-- Posted by leeiii on Thu, Sep 8, 2011, at 5:01 PM

41A North/Union Street. Another driver and I ran through a herd of five deer on 41A North just south of Gregory Mill Road back in the '90s and, several years ago, a deer ran into the side of my SUV near Piggly Wiggly and kept going.

-- Posted by David Melson on Thu, Sep 8, 2011, at 3:06 PM


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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette.
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