Sometime you never see them until they jump right in front of you at full speed (been there too many times). Mostly during hunting season.
"Warning signs are posted along the road advising drivers of the dangers of wildlife crossing, but these are little help when elk jump in front of your car in a matter of seconds, he said." The Elk can't read...
I would like to see the road hunters (night and day) on Lake Mary Rd doing the speed limit (it is only 50mph). I have had way more close calls w/road hunters and people coming up to play in the snow then I have from elk and deer.
What is up with road hunting from a paved road, are some hunters really that lame???
saw a couple pics tonight, one bull in the group, on the news tonight the driver said they came off the hill and literally ran into the side and front of his vehicle, he was amazed he walked away from it, shame 7 elk either dead or had to be put down. hopefully there was some salvageable meat for the shelters?
This guy happens to work at the same company I do and the story and pics were flying around email today. Evidently, the guy was on his way to work Monday morning from his summer home in Show Low. He said he had just set the cruise control to 65. As he rounded a corner, without any warning, a herd of elk were right in front of him. No time to even hit the brakes. He thought he hit 2 but, those 2 sent his vehicle into a spin where the car took out 5 more elk, and eventually ended up in the ditch. It's very unfortunate that 7 elk were killed but, even more of a miracle that he walked away without injury. Got to remember air bags only go off once. He must of had heads and ass banging into his vehicle after the initial impact. Salvage tags were granted and as the story goes, 6 people stopped and took elk. It is bow season up there so, I'm sure there were plenty of hunters that stopped and helped take what meat was left.