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Re: deer alerts

Post by Conan1 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:33 am

I am presently using the Hornet electronic deer avoidance system which supposedly shoots out a high frequency up to 1700 ft ahad of you while riding.
I ride day and night while working swing shifts and have had deer freeze, had two on both sides run away in opposite directions and had them veer away from me since I started using it.
I live in southern KY out in the country and am always watching for the critters and I dont ride without turning the hornet on. I feel comfortable that it has caused deer to divert from me. I hope they continue to do so. Deer season is starting here and I'd rather get one with a rifle than the GW.... Thanks ya'll

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Re: deer alerts

Post by guitarzan » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:41 pm

That's really good to know. I have one and need to mount it on my 1994 Goldwing SE. Where did you mount yours? Was it difficult?

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Re: deer alerts

Post by 280slbuff » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:20 pm

I have seen my Hornet deer alert work several times - the deer perk up their ears and generally head away from the noise either forward or aside. Sometimes I don't see the deer before they are alerted.Many truck drivers endorse this product - I understand why! Dusk and dawn are the time to have the Hornet turned on, if not all the time in wooded areas along the road.

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Re: deer alerts

Post by brettchallenger » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:52 am

Do these alerts work for deer not already in the road,ie those that are in the undergrowth, do they then move away from the noise and the road? The problems I have had recently is with deer that simply leap out of the bushes and into the road as you approach.
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Re: deer alerts

Post by AZgl1800 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:03 am


the little whistles that are sold are totally useless.
Look at the size of them, tiny little things, and they work by the wind blowing backwards thru them... The sound is going to be radiated back behind you, not forwards....

I had them installed on a utility truck that I used to drive up in the Utah mountains.... as far as I could tell, they made Zero difference in the way a deer moves. if the deer is going to cross the road, they will do it, they do not comprehend that a vehicle is going to hit them, or hurt them...

They simply charge straight ahead the way they are pointed....
My daughter lost a car to a deer just like you asked about.
Just this past July up in West Virginia....
she was driving about 50 mph on pavement and a deer jumped some brush to the side of the road and landed on the hood and grill work. Completely totalled the car, we left it in WV and rented a truck to get back home.

Some folks believe that the Electronic Whistles have good effect.... but I have never seen the little whistles stuck to the side of a vehicle have any effect at all.... other than deplete your wallet a bit.

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Re: deer alerts

Post by dingdong » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:16 pm

I'm with you John. Even if they do hear the sound who knows which direction they will run, if they run. (Do not disturb) JMHO

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Re: deer alerts

Post by Mh434 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:08 pm

dingdong wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:16 pm
I'm with you John. Even if they do hear the sound who knows which direction they will run, if they run.
When it comes to me, I know exactly which way they'll run...every single time! Right out in front of me. Never the guy ahead of me, and never the one behind me. :o

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Re: deer alerts

Post by wellman » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:31 pm

I read thru most but not all of these posts. The "loud pipes" argument we frequently hear is bogus in so many ways, another post subject. Three weeks ago I was out on my 2008 HD Super Glide for a short ride in mountains around Floyd, VA (anyone know where that is?). Full disclosure, when I bought the HD in June the mufflers were very loud to the point that after 100 mile it wasn't pleasant and after 250 just plain uncomfortable. Not only to me but to my new riding partner these days (Note:just wanted to try a Harley before I got too old. LOL ) I searched around until I found a quieter set on CL, MUCH better. Still much louder than my SE but not annoying.
While on a wooded section of gravel road I caught something out of the corner of my eye, registered as a dog at first. Turned my head and it was a deer running full speed ahead. I was only going about 10 mph, which was a great thing. The deer crossed the road and leaped across what seemed to be the front fender of the bike. So close I see every hair. Too close for me. I was thinking later how bad that could have been if the deer had ran right into the side of my bike... and me. Lot of moving mass there.
Have talked to many LEO's over the years and most have said that in a lot of vehicle/ deer incidents the vehicles had the deer alerts. Most agree they do not work.
Just wanted to chime in on this.

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Re: deer alerts

Post by Solina Dave » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:31 am

Here's a little bit of statistical information, regarding vehicle/deer etc. collisions, that may be of interest to some. ... fi9aYZv.97
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Re: deer alerts

Post by seelyark1 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:27 am

According to State Farms site, I happen to live in the least likely state to hit a deer, moose, elk. I sure wish the deer that keep running out in front of me would read that! :lol: I didn't look at Hawaii's stats. Very interesting info found there on their site. I think I will ask the land owners where I keep seeing deer if I can hunt on their property. 8-) Maybe better for my chances of not meeting one while on my bike.
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Re: deer alerts

Post by Mh434 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:02 pm

To put things in perspective, I work in a municipality in British Columbia. The population is around 114,000 and the municipality's area is a shade under 40 square miles. On average, we have over 1,000 deer killed per year in vehicle collisions, in our municipality alone. :shock: :shock: :shock:

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