We needed to know why we need to prevent this from happening before we could start anything. State Farm estimates that 1.09 million deer-vehicle collisions occurred between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 throughout North America. The average property damage of these incidents was $3,171 (James, N. 2012, April 30). We needed to then figure out what the best, cost effective methods were for avoiding accidents and came up with a list that included: 8 foot high fencing, underpass/overpass, signage (deer and speed), and signage with lights (Wildlife Collision Prevention Program - See Appendix A). Through more research we found that cars slowed down when they saw the signs—speeds declined by 50 percent. And, deer mortality rates fell between 41.5 and 58.6 percent (James, N. 2012, April 30).