Montana State Has The Highest Odds Of Hitting A Deer While Driving
State Farm recently released the odds of driving into a deer in every state in the country. The good news: If you’re driving through Hawaii, it’s not gonna happen. The bad news: If you’re driving around Montana, West Virginia, or Michigan there’s a shockingly high chance it might.
Montana is one of the states with the worst deer collision odds in the country: Drivers in the Big Sky County have a one-in-85 chance of hitting a deer. You read that right. One in EIGHTY-FIVE. Still, not as bad as Michigan who has odds of one in 42. In comparison, Hawaii has the best odds, at one in 13,011.
Most of the low-risk states are in the west, where deer are much less common. After Hawaii, Arizona has the second-lowest odds, at one in 1,788.
Nevada has the third-lowest odds, at one in 1,488. California has the fourth-lowest, at one in 1,046. And Florida has the fifth-lowest, at one in 971.
Overall, across the entire country, the average odds you’ll get in your car and hit a deer this fall are about one in 183.
The average cost when a car hits a deer is $3,013. (And one very lonely Bambi.)