Wisconsin Ranks 6th for most Deer Collisions

Wisconsin drivers are more than ten percent more likely to collide with a deer than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The odds drivers will hit a deer in Wisconsin are 1 in 77, compared to the national odds of 1 in 169.

Using its claims data and state licensed driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration, State Farm, the nation’s leading auto insurer, estimates the state by state chances of any single American motorist striking a deer, elk or moose. 

Wisconsin is ranked sixth in the country for the most deer collisions, an increase over seventh in 2014. The average claim cost for a deer accident us $4,135 up a little from 2014.

Due to mating and hunting, the months drivers are more likely to hit a deer in Wisconsin during November, October and December, in that order.

For the ninth year in a row, West Virginia tops the list of states where a collision is most likely with 1 in 44 odds. Hawaii rounds out the bottom of the list, also for the ninth year in a row, with 1 in 8,765 odds.  

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