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mileena202
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 4:32:28 AM

I used to until a little kid ripped them off during my garage sale in the late '90's. I realized then and now that there is no proof they work.
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psm80134
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2012 10:01:34 AM

I'd never even heard of deer whistles until about five years ago. No, I don't use them.
SilverBTX
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2012 9:59:38 AM

No
WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2012 9:42:30 AM

They were popular in the late 80's. You still see them, but there is no push for them anymore.
randdtso
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2012 9:25:16 AM

No, but I'd use raccoon whistles if they had them...lol
bonbNJ
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2012 8:27:05 AM

yes
bonbNJ
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fkftdoc
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2012 8:18:38 AM

no
Blubird
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2012 8:04:33 AM

no
RacerGene
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2012 10:03:36 PM

no
RacerGene
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2012 10:03:35 PM

no
geobmw
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2012 9:17:28 PM

no
sweeteddy
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2012 8:18:16 PM

no
captain013
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2012 5:56:15 PM

I did until the day i hit a deer and read closer. Minimum MPH 35. The speed limit where i hit the deer. 35. I was not going fast enough for it to work. Most of the limits where we see the most deer are 40. Gave up.
cmmattia
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2012 5:23:05 PM

no
Disnydad
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2012 4:32:09 PM

Rip off, they don't work. The guy who invented them is probably on his private island near Tahiti laughing at those who bought them.
steffy628
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2012 3:58:39 PM

I have...not at the moment though
Moe86
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2012 12:16:18 PM

No.
HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2012 11:17:34 AM

The hum of my tires do a pretty good job at making the dear lift its head up and usually my headlights reflect off the eyes and when I see that I just slow down
WEDDY
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2012 10:20:59 AM

No
orden
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2012 10:12:41 AM

no
gasmaker
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2012 10:04:06 AM

no
petromonitor
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 4:00:07 PM

No
pacecar68
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 3:15:18 PM

no.
Houckster
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 3:14:21 PM

I got my deer whistles from my insurance company and I use them. If I hit a deer, I'd at least like to know that I did everything I could to avoid the accident. I've hit one deer and that's one too many.

[Edited by: Houckster at 5/9/2012 3:16:24 PM EST]
MikeyP8
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 3:02:34 PM

no
Bridge2012
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 1:57:55 PM

No
orden
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 1:51:06 PM

no
orden
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 1:51:00 PM

no
jphizzle09
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 1:02:05 PM

No, but I should invest in some because I have had 2 deer accidents so far in my life.
jimmy544
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 12:10:45 PM

No
RallyeRed
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 11:55:49 AM

no
fatfed
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 9:34:27 AM

no
MertieMan
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 9:33:42 AM

Yep, I whistle at all of the dears.
MertieMan
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 9:33:41 AM

Yep, I whistle at all of the dears.
OceanArcher
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 8:58:33 AM

Last time I had a confrontation with a deer, I lost. Saw the deer, and managed to stop without hitting it. Darn thing just stood there and looked at me. Finally I got tired of waiting, and blew the horn --> wrong thing to do apparently. Deer lowered his head, and charged the car. I ended up with a punctured radiator, and the deer walked off the victor ..........
outlaw329
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Message Posted: May 6, 2012 2:31:28 AM

No
Mizzer1
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Message Posted: May 6, 2012 2:03:07 AM

No
Blubird
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Message Posted: May 6, 2012 1:57:24 AM

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jimmy544
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Message Posted: May 5, 2012 10:53:25 AM

sometimes driving slowly will not help you as I have seen deer try to beat cars. They are not too smart and will jump out in front of you. Noisy cars are best I think but even the noisiest are not immune.
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: May 5, 2012 10:19:49 AM

No just sow down.
johnchase
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 10:06:38 PM

Yes
PatAZ
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 9:45:52 PM

No, any proof they do work?
JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 4:10:51 PM

Used to in Franklin County, PA.Where I live, not many deer!
2011370Z
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 2:03:10 PM

no
jimmy544
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 1:34:06 PM

I wondered about this but have used them and felt like they did work. It seems like the deer kind of stayed away when they were on the car. But they have not been tested by anyone I know that I would trust. I have used them for at least 10 years and have not so far hit a deer.
orden
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 1:18:41 PM

no
ricebike
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 12:36:22 PM

i need them to be made of metal

the plastic ones seem to break apart too easily
dhmac
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 11:27:17 AM

No
hornet17
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 11:14:29 AM

had them on one vehicle ages ago.... found them to be quite useless.
jorobins538
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 10:18:43 AM

what the heck are deer whistles?
Vin63
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 10:16:21 AM

No...my father-in-law did.
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