Analysis of Deer and Elk-Vehicle Collision Sites along State Highways in Washington State

Approximately 3,000 deer and 85 elk carcasses are removed by WSDOT personnel from Washington state highways annually. The report provides an analysis of temporal and spatial relationships associated with carcass removal sites. Models were developed to assess influences of road characteristics, habitat features, deer densities, and deer behavior to frequency of vehicle collisions at carcass removal sites.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 701.1
Last modified: 
10/12/2016 - 15:41
W.L. Myers, W.Y. Chang, S.S. Germaine, W.M. Vander Haegen, T.E. Owens.
Washington (State). Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Number of Pages: 
State highways, Collisions, Deer, Ungulates, Accident locations, Accident causes, Animal behavior, Roadside fauna, Correlation analysis.