Seems I defy the odds, at least in Colorado.
Not so much in Wyoming. Seem to average one a year. My co-driver and I have both hit deer near MM 73 I-25 just South of Wheatland, WY and on Highway 20 between Guernsey, WY and Fort Laramie, WY. So far I’ve never hit a pronghorn.
Other critters can be a hazard. A few years ago my sister and I drove to Tulsa for an aunt’s 100th birthday. Rented a Ford Fusion and, thankfully, got the full meal deal insurance. Hit a huge raccoon near Fort Morgan, CO. We drove through the night and somewhere in Oklahoma my sister hit a big jack rabbit.
My sister, being an insurance adjuster, said around $3k damage to the Fusion.
No caribou in Colorado I’m aware of but we do have bighorn sheep. You see them frequently along I-70 near Georgetown but they seem smart enough to stay off the highway. Highway 114 between Saguache and Gunnison has a herd roaming the area as does the Rocky Mountain National Park area, Estes Park over to Highway 14 around Glen Echo.
Though rare, people do hit bears in Colorado.
Being an old fart, have an old fart bear story. Summer of 1971 I was driving to Missoula, MT from Salmon, ID and came upon a pickup with a camper jammed into the ditch and embankment on the right side of the two lane road. The driver was waiving from his open window so I stopped. He had a bear pinned under the truck just under his door. He couldn’t get out without the bear reaching him and wanted me to shoot the bear. Said he had a rifle in the camper.
Instead, I used my handyman high lift jack to lift the truck off the bear. The bear scooted across the road and disappeared down the hill. Too bad we couldn’t understand the bear’s vocalizations. Probably used some strong bear obscenities.
My father taught my sister and I that you hit the animal, not try to swerve and lose control.
Loose livestock is another hazard. Recently a loose horse was hit by one pickup in the eastbound lane and sent flying into the westbound lane where another pickup hit it. Early morning hour near Lucerne, CO.
Stay safe out there!