The warn transformer grill guard like mikerider has is probably the strongest grill guard you can buy for our trucks. Its made to be able to support the forces from a winch. It may help with small deer but if you hit a larger one then it will just cause more damage. If your grill guard fails and bends into the body then it normally just causes more damage, it smashes sheet metal that wouldnt have been smashed to begin with.
Thanks guys, I think I'll try those deer warning signals for now, much less expensive.
I really do like the idea of a big fabbed bumper but I'm not sure if it would look right.
Maybe a grille guard like the warn transformer would work best.
If you figure anything out let me know cuz I work 2nd shift and I dont want to hit another deer on the way home, especially now since I have some money into the truck and will be having my glass fenders on soon...