Deer Whistles Work
by Ron Crisp
In spite of the thousands of avid deer hunters that come to Kansas every year to take home our wheat fed deer, the state of Kansas is still over populated with deer. They will dash out in front of you from behind trees or out of ditches leaving you with almost no time to react, swerve, or brake to miss the creatures. After nearly hitting deer on several different occasions, I decided to put the whistles on my car.
With the whistles on the car, deer approaching the highway will inevitably turn around and go the other way. I'm not sure what makes them reverse direction, but that's what they do. I'm not talking about witnessing this 1 or 2 times, this happened 10 to 15 times in the 10 years since I started using the whistles. At a cost of around $7.00 at Wal-mart, and considering they could save your car and maybe your life, I don't understand why some people are resistent to putting them on their cars. I wouldn't drive a car in deer country without them. Based upon my personal experience I'd say the whistles work very well.