According to a study by State Farm, the study found that Michigan Drivers have a one in 85 chance of having an insurance claim for damage caused by hitting a deer.

The reality is not just that Michiganders have an inflated chance of hitting one of these big animals, but that they can cause some very real damage, both to the car and one's pocketbook.

The average cost for a deer related vehicle claim had gone up nearly 5 percent, costing today roughly $4,179.

No matter where you live, it's important to keep your eyes up and focus on the road, helping you take action in the event a large deer is suddenly in your path.  Here's more from the Detroit Free Press.