(BOZEMAN)- Two stretches of U-S 93 are among the Top 10 locations where you run the risk of striking an animal with your car, according to a new report.
The report, commissioned by Montanans for Safe Wildlife Passage analyzes the risk drivers face colliding with deer, elk and other "ungulates" during their fall migrations. The study analyzed several pieces of data, including the number of carcasses along the roads that had been struck and killed by cars.
At the top of the list is Highway 93 along the west shore of Flathead Lake, where over 350-carcasses were counted during a five year period from October through December between 2010 and 2015. That works out to nearly 6-animals per mile over a ten mile stretch of highway at the north end of the lake.
Coming in at Number 8 on the list was also on Highway 93, north of Hamilton in the Bitterroot Valley. Other trouble spots included the Beartooth Highway, portions of Interstate 90, and through Gallatin Canyon.
The report cites Montana Highway Patrol stats showing over 250-injury crashes last year involving wildlife, with most of the crashes involving whitetail deer.