We have never heard anything regarding insurance companies wanting less population
OK, maybe you are right. But given these facts, I would say they would want less, not more deer.
1. According to the Wisconsin Insurance Alliance, deer-vehicle collisions cost an average of $2,800 per insurance claim; an injury to someone in the vehicle can boost that number to $10,000.
2. WIA reports that five cents of every auto insurance premium dollar goes to pay for the direct insured costs of deer/auto collisions. Research suggests that the total direct costs of deer/vehicle collisions were between $21-$43 per licensed Wisconsin driver.
3. Records indicate there were 18,000 deer-vehicle collisions in Wisconsin in 2007, resulting in 14 deaths statewide, according to the state Department of Transportation. Between January and August of 2008, there were 7,588 deer-car crashes, including six fatalities.