Driving around in the state of Texas, especially during dusk or dawn, feels a bit like navigating a video game at times. Only instead of snagging points, you're trying to dodge deer.

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State Farm has kept track of deer collisions on the highways. Their article not only has safe practices when coming in contact with deer but also the states that see the most encounters. It's a real concern, even in Texas, so I wanted to zoom in on which counties are hot spots.

LOOK OUT BAMBI! THESE 6 TEXAS COUNTIES HAVE THE MOST DEER COLLISIONS

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Bexar County

Home to San Antonio, it might seem urban, but it has surrounding areas with a good amount of deer populations.


 

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Travis County

Austin and its surroundings have growths in deer populations leading to more vehicle collisions.


 

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Hays County

Positioned between Austin and San Antonio, it has a mix of suburban and rural areas that are prone to deer populations.


 

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Comal County

Known for its beautiful Hill Country backdrop, it also means more deer-vehicle interactions.


 

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Tarrant and Dallas Counties

While more urban, the suburban and rural areas on their outskirts see a fair share of deer collisions.

So there you have it, a little insight into dodging deer in Texas. Here's the thing about driving in these areas: you've got to keep your eyes peeled. I've learned that the hard way, trust me. It's not just about watching the road but also the sides of the road. Those deer have a knack for surprising you when you're least expecting it.

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