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Old 02-21-2006, 03:58 PM
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Deer whistles

Do they really work?

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Old 02-21-2006, 04:39 PM
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IMO no. Certainly they hear the car soon enough and don't move. I have shot scores of deer, only to have the one next to the one I dropped just stand there.

On the slim chance they may work a little, I would rather not have the false confidence and just drive more carefully.
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Old 02-21-2006, 05:13 PM
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Placement of the whistle is extremely critical. The sound comes out the back of the whistle not the front. If you place it on your bumper and your car body is behind it will not work. I never hit a deer in a vehicle with a whistle. Here is a tidbit to think about. I mounted a whistle on top of my Isuzu Trooper in front of luggage rack. When living in Texas I would go to work on this very long and straight F&M (country) road. There was usually a large flock of sheep at one section of this highway. When I topped this hill approximately 1 mile from them, they would run to the other side of the field, but only when I drove the vehicle with the whistle.
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Old 02-21-2006, 05:44 PM
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We fix literally tons of cars that hit deer with the deer whistles firmly attached to the bumpers.
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Old 02-21-2006, 06:22 PM
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So...what does work ?


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Old 02-21-2006, 08:00 PM
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and the venison is really good in chili.
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:02 PM
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.......... I never hit a deer in a vehicle with a whistle. ..........
i never hit a deer without one. go figure

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Old 02-21-2006, 08:06 PM
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and the venison is really good in chili.
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:03 PM
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The guy that drives the newspaper delivery truck from the "city" 60 miles away had never hit a deer. Keep in mind he's driving at like 3 in the morning over some BACK roads. He installed two whistles and has hit three since. I'd have to say that they work pretty good!

Also, fwiw, ANY road kill should be left for the buzzards. The trauma makes the meat undesirable if not downright poisonous.
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Also, fwiw, ANY road kill should be left for the buzzards. The trauma makes the meat undesirable if not downright poisonous.
I save it for when company (relatives) is coming.
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Cooked with chili peppers and beans, it tastes just like a can of Austex.

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Deer whistles are directional!

Read the instructions carefully, if installed backwards they attract the deer!
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Read the instructions carefully, if installed backwards they attract the deer!
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and the venison is really good in chili.
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Old 02-22-2006, 04:30 PM
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We fix literally tons of cars that hit deer with the deer whistles firmly attached to the bumpers.
I forgot to mention that I have a body shop client that had told me the same thing.

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