During this time of year is a very active time for deer. Bucks chasing does across roads and highways. Also, hunters often push deer into moving, which may cause deer to go across roads. The period from early October and December, includes not only hunting season, but when crops are being harvested. These activities may result in deer being displaced from their fields.
The fall months will bring a number of vehicle collisions with deer. There have been reports already this year in our municipality of deer/vehicle collisions.
Deer are most often seen crossing roads in the evening and early morning, particularly at dusk and dawn. As you drive during the deer traffic season, it is important that you prepare yourself by anticipating the problem and paying special attention to your surroundings.
Deer Safety Driving Tips
Remember: Deer are unpredictable, especially when frightened – drivers always need to stay alert!