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Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Try driving in Jersey. You often can’t go a mile on a major road without seeing a deer that was killed by a car, at least not in this part of the state. The driver is almost always fine, though, and the damage to the car is usually surprisingly minimal.Report

  2. Avatar E.D. Kain says:

    True. I wasn’t really “shaken” by it. But then my co-worker talks about this girl he was in high school with who was killed, and you know, mortality being what it is these days…

    …but yes, up by our cabin in Montana same thing – deer everywhere. No concept of “right of way” at all….Report

  3. We’ve had modest success at reducing the number of deer-related accidents here in KY by culling more female deer.

    From the Courier Journal:

    Even as national numbers rise, the number of deer accidents on Kentucky roads has been dropping, on average, since at least 2000, when there were 3,333 reported incidents, according to state police records.

    Last year, there were 2,900 accidents, and this year is shaping up to be even lower, with only 2,353 accidents reported as of mid-November.

    I would suggest if you want to really be pro-active, don’t buy a bike. Instead purchase a .270 and a freezer. I’ll even share my prized deer jerky recipe with you.Report

  4. Avatar E.D. Kain says:

    Mike – I would love to purchase a .270 and a freezer and eat only venison henceforth – and fortunately my father in law has both. However we live in a tiny two-bedroom apartment with no yard, no garage, and no room for a washer and dryer let alone a freezer. Hopefully this will change someday. I know a lot of fine men and women who are helping to thin out the deer population and provide good, healthy game meat for their families and friends though.Report

  5. My deer from this past year is in the freezer above our fridge. It takes up about half of it and that is with a big portion of it also at my brother’s house. So I feel you on that. My wife gives me dirty looks everytime we come home from the grocery and it’s a geometry experiment to get everything to fit in there. But a guy can only eat so fast!Report

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