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Minnesota Report

Bill Legatt, Secretary Treasurer, Minnesota Deer Hunter's Association, Tri County River Bottom Bucks

Reflectorized Section

May 1990–December 1998

Location: Highway 23, west of Paynesville
Length of Reflectorized Section: 2 miles
Reflectors Installed: April 15, 1990
Reflector Installation Design: NEW (Directed across hwy)
Terrain: Curves and slightly hilly
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History Prior to Installation: 1986: 31
1987: 30
1988: 30
1989: 30
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1990: 4
1991: 0
1992: 7*
1993: 0
1994: 3
1995: 3
1996: 4
1997: 2
1998: 1
*Many fawns were born this year and 5 of the 7 accidents involved fawns.
Yearly Reduction in Accidents: 1990: 87%
1991: 100%
1992: 77%
1993: 100%
1994: 90%
1995: 90%
1996: 87%
1997: 93%
1998: 97%
photo of the site after Strieter-Lite installation

This organization takes great pride in the proper care and maintenance of the reflectors by promptly replacing missing or damaged ones, cleaning them, and applying roundup to vegetation around the base of the posts.

photo of the site after Strieter-Lite installation

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