In the upstate of South Carolina, we receive the Charlotte Observer which is the #1 newspaper coming out of Charlotte. Today, they had an article showing statistics of wrecks that were due to deer. Last year proved to have the most wrecks associated with deer in years.
It seems that the more the city grows, the less places deer have to live, thus causing more wrecks with deer. The NC Wildlife Commission biologist for Mecklenburg County quoted ?We have to figure out a way to allow hunting in more populated areas?. This could be good news down the road for bow hunters who live near populated areas regardless of whether it?s NC or SC. The report cited that nearly 1 in 10 wrecks last year in NC involved deer with Wake County NC being the #1 county with 1,084 wrecks with deer.
So, when someone you are talking to may not like deer hunting or hunters just tell them that you?re trying to help keep their car safe!
You can see the article online here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/topstories/story/985500.html