I was reading some old posts here about some members who were involved in deer strikes and it got me thinking. I commute through prime deer country on side roads as well as interstates and interstate speeds (+/-). I have been through the MSF course and been riding for over 20 years, still I have never come up with a good way to practice high speed avoidance maneuvers.
A few years back I hit a nocturnal buck during the rut in PA at about 40 in my pickup and did around 4-5K in damages. I think if I hit a deer going 70 or 80, my chances for survival would be unlikely, even if it was a smaller deer.
So what to do? I can't go too slow and be at the mercy of the other hazards on the roads like cars and trucks. Can a deer be avoided at highway speeds if seen in time?
Inquiring minds want to know.