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With the hopes of curbing deer collisions, the Utah Department of Transportation has spent more than $47 million on changes to the highway-bypass system since 2005, according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

Just last May, UDOT built an 11-mile fence along U.S. Highway 89 east of Kanab. According to a report by KSL, between 1,000 and 2,000 deer cross that highway twice a year, leading to an estimated 100 to 105 deer collisions per year on U.S. 89 alone.

The state of Utah as a whole this year is projected to have 8,488 car accidents involving one or more deer, according to State Farm Insurance predictions which place the state as one of the more deer-dangerous in the country.

The chance of a collision in Utah, according to the same report, is estimated to be roughly 1 in 205.9.

So what does that mean for your car insurance?

According to a report by Jay MacDonald at Bankrate.com, the Insurance Information Institute says the average auto insurance claim for a deer collision stands at more than $3,000.

“Logic might suggest that such crashes would fall under the collision portion of your policy,” MacDonald writes. “But instead, animal-related damage is typically treated as an "other than collision" claim under your comprehensive coverage, or ‘comp,’ which covers so-called acts of God such as wind, hail and flood, as well as fire, vandalism and theft.”

Bankrate also says not all deer-related accidents result from a collision. "A lot of times, you may not hit the deer; the deer may hit you or leap onto your car,” Ohio Insurance Institute spokesman Mitch Wilson told Bankrate. Here are the 30 states with the worst record for deer collisions.

30 Utah
Deseret News

Projected collisions: 8,488

Chance of collision: 1 in 205.9

29 Vermont
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 2,714

Chance of collision: 1 in 192.2

28 Maine
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 5,429

Chance of collision: 1 in 186.9

27 Delaware
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Projected collisions: 4,267

Chance of collision: 1 in 167.8

26 Idaho
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Projected collisions: 6,657

Chance of collision: 1 in 162.8

25 Tennessee
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 28,158

Chance of collision: 1 in 161.4

24 New York
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 71,368

Chance of collision: 1 in 157.1

23 Georgia
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 46,512

Chance of collision: 1 in 139.9

22 Ohio
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 59,154

Chance of collision: 1 in 134.9

21 Kansas
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Projected collisions: 15,305

Chance of collision: 1 in 134.7

20 Alabama
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 26,862

Chance of collision: 1 in 131.6

19 Nebraska
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Projected collisions: 10,333

Chance of collision: 1 in 131.3

18 Maryland

Projected collisions: 31,300

Chance of collision: 1 in 123.2

17 North Dakota
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 3,980

Chance of collision: 1 in 123.2

16 Kentucky
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 24,517

Chance of collision: 1 in 120.7

15 Missouri
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 37,042

Chance of collision: 1 in 115.5

14 North Carolina
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 59.270

Chance of collision: 1 in 110.8

13 Wyoming
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Projected collisions: 4,358

Chance of collision: 1 in 96.8

12 Virginia
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Projected collisions: 56,759

Chance of collision: 1 in 96.3

11 South Carolina
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 36,738

Chance of collision: 1 in 92.8

10 Michigan
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 77,103

Chance of collision: 1 in 91.6

9 Arkansas
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Projected collisions: 21,913

Chance of collision: 1 in 89.3

8 Mississippi
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Projected collisions: 22,850

Chance of collision: 1 in 84.3

7 Wisconsin
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 50,341

Chance of collision: 1 in 82.4

6 Minnesota
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 41,522

Chance of collision: 1 in 79.7

5 Pennsylvania
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 114,933

Chance of collision: 1 in 76.5

4 South Dakota
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 8,083

Chance of collision: 1 in 74.6

3 Iowa
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 29,843

Chance of collision: 1 in 73.4

2 Montana
Associated Press

Projected collisions: 11,549

Chance of collision: 1 in 65.1

1 West Virginia
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Projected collisions: 28,968

Chance of collision:1 in 41.4