State Farm Insurance has ranked the odds of hitting a deer by state. The national average is 1 in 169. West Virginia tops the list with 1 in 39 odds, but where does Minnesota rank?

Top Ten States Driving vs. Deer Odds

  1. West Virginia:  1 in 39
  2. Pennsylvania:  1 in 71
  3. Montana:  1 in 75
  4. Iowa:  1 in 77
  5. South Dakota:  1 in 82
  6. Mississippi:  1 in 84
  7. Wisconsin:  1 in 85
  8. Minnesota:  1 in 88
  9. Virginia:   1 in 88
  10. South Carolina:  1 in 93

From the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety: Deer-vehicle crashes peak in the autumn months, but Minnesota’s large deer population makes them a safety hazard on the road all year long. Deer crashes are especially dangerous for motorcyclists — a group which accounted for 14 of the 15 vehicle-deer related deaths over a three-year period (2013 - 2015).

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