I did it more or less to keep headlight damage to a minimum. A deer would have to be mid jump to get above the bumper. Most the time they hit perfectly on the lights. If I remember right, the deer I hit, his head hit the headlights. And yes, he looked like my wifes sketch.
I think it should be fine but one never knows. Its fairly stout.
The reason I posted this was to show the new light bar.....and no one's mentioned it [snif].