Deer vs Volkswagon

Discussion in 'General Open Forum' started by spring fever, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. spring fever

    spring fever Well-Known Member

    Never realized how quick it can happen and how big some of the Island bucks actually are!!! Last night about 8pm on the way from painters to Courtenay just past the CR airport a large buck jumped the concrete centre median and threw a totally illegal and uncalled for body slam on my poor volkswagon. Unbelievably we were not hurt and I was able to drive it slowly home. Whether the old Volks gets by the ICBC adjuster and gets to drive again is another matter. I'm hoping the deer survived-he did make it off the road and out of the ditch. fingers crossed. DSC01077.JPG
     
  2. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    Wow, he really smoked you !
    I had a buck cave in my passenger fender a couple years ago
    I was stopped at an intersection he came bounding out of the bush
    after a doe and shoulder checked me.
     
  3. Derby

    Derby Well-Known Member

    ouche.. my truck is going in after a deer decide to jump out of the ditch and land in front of my truck last year in Sooke...the deer didn't fair well...
     
  4. Fish Camp

    Fish Camp Well-Known Member

    I believe there's a wildlife fence both sides of the inland hiway and at a maximum speed 120kmph won't give you much time to respond to the obstickle in the road.I will go looking today for this buck around the debree you left behind.Where do I start looking?airport rd - newman creek?newman creek - airport main overpass?FC
     
  5. spring fever

    spring fever Well-Known Member

    Going towards Courtenay from CR just a bit beyond the CR airport inter-section. He was a 4 pt at least!!
     
  6. Fish Camp

    Fish Camp Well-Known Member

    Glad your ok after the expiriance.I will leave now and give it till dark to find the beast.
     
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  7. Fish Camp

    Fish Camp Well-Known Member

    I found the spot at the culvert north of newman creek an have swept away the pieces of your lady.I walked 4 k ,with others to find the buck.Armed for the beast we have these. DSCF2457.JPG
     
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  8. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    Happened to me 2 years ago. ICBC wants to know that the deer hit you, not the other way. I surfed many listings trying to find an average price in case of a write-off (which it was). I was ready to argue when she called. When she said they were going to send me a check for an amount which was well above what I was ready to argue for, I said , "That sounds fair," and hung up quickly.
     
  9. Fish Camp

    Fish Camp Well-Known Member

    spring fever would you like a pi DSCF2455.JPG ece of your car.
     
  10. spring fever

    spring fever Well-Known Member

    That's pretty funny!! No sign of the buck??
     
  11. RODNREEL

    RODNREEL Active Member

    Can't find one when you want one....... Saw a car in Vanderhoof with half the windshield on the front seat, they hit a moose.
     
  12. Hookin'up

    Hookin'up Well-Known Member

    yup the deer hit you, you did NOT hit him, icbc's first offer if written off is usually about 60% of what theyre actually willing to pay just sayin';)
     
  13. Fish Camp

    Fish Camp Well-Known Member

    No sign of the buck that was hit.Alder and maple leaves were falling like snow flakes.We took axes as it was a no shooting area.
     
  14. spring fever

    spring fever Well-Known Member

    I was hoping he might have survived as it was not a direct hit and most everywhere he seemed to hit was a soft crumple zone on the Vw.
     
  15. RiverBoy

    RiverBoy Active Member

    you sir are a beast :)
     
  16. bigdogeh

    bigdogeh Well-Known Member

    destroyed the wifes honda prelude about 25 years ago at 5am on the highway between merrit and princeton. Came up over a rise and there were 5 or 6 deer in the middle of the road having a party. I managed to hit 3 of them. Had a young buck slam into the side of my small blazer in town about a km from where I live. He was trying to cross the road following his other buck buddy that had gone across a few moments earlier. He was stunned for a few moments but think he only got a good headache from that one but the side of the suv took some pretty good damage. Hit another one coming around a corner in Nova Scotia about 30 years ago, 2am, between truro and parrsboro. No real damage to the truck that I can remember. slit its throat with a broken beer bottle (no knife), brought it back to my (now) father in laws, reported it. hung it and wasn't much damage to the meat. tasted fine. Hard part was getting it into the back of the truck with my buddy that had a broken arm. wasn't much help at the time but we managed. been awhile since I've hit one so prob due... hope not. knock on wood.
    Good to see you weren't hurt SF,
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2017

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