How Many Deer Are Killed Each Year?

Deer populations can double every year despite the heavy death toll.

Deer Accidents in Numbers

Almost 120 people are killed annually by deer.

White-Tailed Deer Population

In the US, there are 30 million white-tailed deer.

 Car-Deer Accidents

Car-deer accidents cause approximately 175-200 fatalities and over 10,000 injuries annually.

Deer Hunting Statistics

Hunters kill around 6 million white-tailed deer every year.

Deer Lifespan

The average lifespan of white-tailed deer is 4.5 years.

Deer Accidents Over Time

There were 1.33 million deer accidents from July 2017 to June 2018.

Deer Weight and Size

The largest deer species, moose and elk, weigh up to 1800 pounds, while an average deer weighs between 200 to 400 pounds.

Deer Behavior

Deer are social animals that interact and like to graze and move together.

Deer and Human Interaction

Deer cause the most accidents for several reasons. There are at least 30 million of them trying to cross the road.