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Hit a deer in my truck

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Trevman2, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. Jan 1, 2018 at 2:47 PM
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    Trevman2

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    5 days after I bought my truck, I hit a deer. Of course I was pissed for many reasons, but one thing good came out of it - I talked the body shop into ordering me 2018 headlights for replacements. All's well that ends well:
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  2. Jan 1, 2018 at 2:50 PM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Where's my popcorn salt? Damnit

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    No harm no foul!!! (er deer)
     
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  3. Jan 1, 2018 at 2:53 PM
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    Daze823

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    I've almost hit two in the last month, grr, I'm sure it's going to happen eventually. Any pics of the damage prior to removing the grill?

    Glad that you got the upgraded lights, kinda worth it.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2018 at 2:56 PM
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    Trevman2

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    There was nothing left of the grill.
     
  5. Jan 1, 2018 at 2:59 PM
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    Oh damn, how fast were you going? Overall, damage seems relatively minor, but I understand that you woulda preferred for it not to happen.
     
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  6. Jan 1, 2018 at 3:02 PM
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    Probably 25-30mph. Didn't even see it, just BAM!!!!!
     
  7. Jan 1, 2018 at 3:10 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN'

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    Glad it got fixed!
     
  8. Jan 1, 2018 at 3:14 PM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Where's my popcorn salt? Damnit

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    Did they get all the deer remnants cleaned off? :cookiemonster:
     
  9. Jan 1, 2018 at 3:23 PM
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    Les7311

    Les7311 Look up, what do you see

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    Install some bar lights in them spaces to light up the least chance you get.

    Welcome and make the truck better than before
     
  10. Jan 1, 2018 at 3:24 PM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Where's my popcorn salt? Damnit

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    Why the hell did it take Toyota so long to have decent headlights?????
     
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  11. Jan 1, 2018 at 3:30 PM
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    Munk

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    This is one of my biggest fears when it comes to my truck. The deer population around here is getting out of control. So many people won’t allow hunting on their land anymore. “They’re so pretty to look at”. To this I say, they taste a whole lot better than they look. Put more on the table before disease and famine sits in.
     
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  12. Jan 1, 2018 at 3:52 PM
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    The other hazard in regards to deer is tailgating. In the past two months I’ve heard two cars lock brakes behind me when I braked to avoid hitting deer. Gotta leave that space for sudden braking.
     
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  13. Jan 1, 2018 at 4:08 PM
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    Gotta love upgrades....
     
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  14. Jan 1, 2018 at 4:16 PM
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    Dang that would suck but I like those head lights
     
  15. Jan 1, 2018 at 7:01 PM
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  16. Jan 1, 2018 at 8:05 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    That hit me like a deer in the headlights. :eek::thumbsup:

    Pretty good Matt.
     
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  17. Jan 1, 2018 at 8:44 PM
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    TigerTanker

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    Try hitting a deer doing 55 on a motorcycle...
     
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  18. Jan 1, 2018 at 11:32 PM
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    831Tun

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    Toyota has has good headlights for a long time. WTH took 'em so long to finally put 'em the Tundra? Not that I'm complaining @Almaboy .:D
     
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  19. Jan 2, 2018 at 4:01 AM
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    Black Wolf Where's my popcorn salt? Damnit

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    Good point..
     
  20. Jan 2, 2018 at 4:18 AM
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    You know, a loud exhaust system lets the deer know you are coming and they get out of your way. Just saying that is a great reason for a mod.
     
  21. Jan 2, 2018 at 5:08 AM
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    I did that too. Crappy thing is I got my exhaust delivered the day after I put the truck in the shop. I got the Flowmaster Outlaw - sounds great
     
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  22. Jan 2, 2018 at 6:31 AM
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    I had a similar story when i first got my truck, went into the body shop with a busted sr5 grill came out with a pro grille
     
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    No, no, the deer hit you. Very important distinction to make when making an insurance claim.
     
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    Trying to put a dent in that deer population today...got this guy walking around one of my properties.

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    The only thing I saw was deer fur, not guts or anything. The truck is back to normal now
     
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    "Hit a deer in my truck. How he got into my truck, I'll never know."


    Glad there were no people injuries.
     
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    I'm new to this whole deer thing, there aren't too many of them in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.. So just wondering what you're supposed to do if you hit one. Are you supposed to call police and file an accident report? Are you supposed to notify wildlife?
     
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    I see what you did there. ;)
     
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  29. Jan 6, 2018 at 8:52 AM
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    Yes contact the local/ state police. We get upset if we have to take it out of its misery, lol lots of paperwork for discharging our weapon (so make sure you get the job done), then contact the insurance. They will ask for the report number so make sure you get that on scene.
     
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  30. Jan 6, 2018 at 8:54 AM
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    Sunnier

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    Naw, the birds do that. Haha! Couldn't resist. :boink:

    It's different place to place but usually, yes, call it in to local L.E. then, in most cases you can keep the deer. You can butcher and keep it or, I know in Northern Idaho, there's a phone tree to notify people who've signed up. They'll come get it. Every bit gets used: humans get the good stuff, dogs the stuff humans don't want to eat.

    I know places in WY that cell service doesn't work. So callin it in isn't an immediate option. Neither is a quick ride to an emergency room if people get hurt. Lotta deer bar bumper add-one in those states.
     

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