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Odds that a driver in Minnesota will hit a deer are up 9 percent this year, according to an analysis by State Farm Insurance.
Motorists in Minnesota ranked seventh in the nation in the number of vehicle-deer collisions in 2014, based on claims data the insurer collected between July 2014 and June 2015. Drivers here have a 1-in-81 chance of hitting a deer, well above the national average of 1 in 169.
But those odds are for the year. They double during October and November, State Farm said.
West Virginia was the most likely place for a car-deer incident (1 in 44). Minnesota is behind Iowa (1 in 68) and South Dakota (1 in 73). Drivers in Hawaii had the lowest risk, with chances of hitting a deer just 1 in 8,765.