In 2021, 11,176 deer were reported to have been struck by a vehicle.
The actual number is much higher because people are not legally required to report such incidents to the agency. Often, when an animal is hit by a car, it is able to leave the scene and return to the forest.
In addition to deer, the agency is aware that 639 black bears and 14 elk have been killed by vehicles this year. Motorists killed 60 elk and 536 black bears in Pennsylvania last year.