You Have a Pretty Good Chance of Hitting a Deer in South Dakota
What's The Risk Of Hitting A Deer In South Dakota?
Is South Dakota one of the worst states for deer collisions in the country? The numbers say yes.
In South Dakota, you are at high risk of hitting a deer, or any other type of wildlife for that matter. South Dakotans have a 1 in 69 chance of hitting a deer, putting the state at number 8 on the list out of the 50 states.
Just how bad is that? According to carinsurance.com, it's so bad that drivers in South Dakota should always carry comprehensive insurance.
Here's a look at some of South Dakota's neighbors and where they rank on the list:
- Iowa came in at number 6 with a 1 in 63 chance of striking a deer
- Wyoming is at number 13 with a 1 in 83 chance
- Minnesota is at number 11 with a 1 in 81 chance
- North Dakota is number 12 with a 1 in 82 chance
So, which state is the worst in the nation? That would be the mountain state of West Virginia.
Top 10 States Where You're Most Likely To Hit An Animal:
- West Virginia 1 in 38 1
- Montana 1 in 53 2
- Pennsylvania 1 in 59 3
- Michigan 1 in 60 4
- Wisconsin 1 in 60 5
- Iowa 1 in 63 6
- Mississippi 1 in 64 7
- South Dakota 1 in 69 8
- Virginia 1 in 78 9
- Missouri 1 in 80 10
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