Hit a deer in your car and you might have to hitch a ride home with a tow-truck driver. Do it on a motorcycle and it’s far more likely to be in an ambulance. While very few car-deer encounters result in fatalities, a shocking number of bike-deer crashes put the rider in the hospital—or in the ground. In 2012, in Wisconsin alone, 13 of the 14 motor-vehicle-deer crash fatalities were motorcyclists, and 69.9 percent of bike-deer crashes resulted in injuries or fatalities. Given these sobering numbers, how do you avoid, or at least survive, a high-speed encounter with Bambi or his kin?