That ‘Deer in the Headlights’ Look – For Real
Montana's general hunting season starts this weekend and, for some reason, that's the month that auto-deer collisions increase each year. The rest of the year is dangerous, too.
Ravalli County is always near the top of the list in the state for such accidents.
Last year, one of every 61 Montana drivers filed an insurance claim for accidents with deer, elk or moose, according to Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica Lindeen. Our state is second highest for such accidents. West Virginia is on top.
The average insurance claim for hitting a deer or elk in 2015, Lindeen said, was over $4,000.
IF YOU HIT A DEER:
Check your auto insurance policy. Some policies do not carry comprehensive coverage and won't help in paying for the damage.