Not with the bushes along the side it jumped out of. And I saw it used both breaks and was able to control a small squiggly of a slide/ short lock up. But yes I did gun it after I was playing with the clutch up practice. Also I don't mind any criticism.
I ride through an Army base for over 10 miles, on a 2 lane divided highway that has huge amounts of brush on both shoulders, and in the divider. Every low spot, every point where the brush grows closest to the road..... the more you understand the factors the deer uses to decide where to cross a road, the better you can prepare for that.
Even saying all of that, I have had deer pop up beside me close enough I could have slapped the thing.
I've also had a flock of turkey polts explode out of the brush and fly right in front of me..... buzzards, too.
When I am in the less developed areas, I always stay as near the middle of the road as possible, on high beam as much as is practical..... and I slow down for the unpredictable.
If I can, I always 'troll' behind a bigger vehicle and let it run point for me. A semi truck two truck and trailer lengths ahead of me does a fine job of identifying anything that might cause an issue. If I am using a car or light truck for this, I am using the light they are throwing on the road to see more than I could otherwise.
A friend some years ago stated that as Deer are a prey animal, they by nature run in very erratic ways when chased. If you try and avoid them, they could very well dodge into your path. If they think you are chasing them, they will do everything they can to avoid contact. Use this to your advantage. Aim at them, rather than trying to avoid.