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It's that time of year when deer are on the move due to mating season, hunting season and harvest time.
Sgt. Noel Houze, with Indiana State Police in Versailles, says the last three months of the year is the most common time for drivers to hit deer. He says drivers need to remember to be on the lookout for deer during the early morning hours and just after dark.
He says you should be on the lookout for deer if you are driving close to the woods or a cornfield because a deer could step out at anytime. Farm equipment can also spook deer and make one run out and into you.
Houze says to make sure to use your high beams on your headlights because deer could be standing on the side of the road. Also if you hit a deer, don't touch it. A frightened or wounded deer can cause you serious bodily injury. Just stay in your vehicle, make sure everyone is safe and call police to get a crash report for your insurance company.
For more information regarding deer habits, population and trends in your area, contact your local conservation officer or the Indiana Department of Natural Resources at 317-232-4200.
Last Updated: Monday, October 14, 2013 5:23:30 AM
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