Watch for Deer in Roads this Time of Year

Fish and Game Says Population is Especially Active Right Now

New Hampshire drivers are no strangers to deer — or even moose — in the roadway, though it helps to have a reminder to slow down every once in awhile. The Department of Fish and Game advises motorists to watch for deer crossing roadways, especially at dawn and dusk, as mating season is underway.

According to Fish and Game, almost a third of all deer-vehicle collisions happen between mid-October and the end of November. Fish and Game provided the following tips to ensure you — and the deer — have a safe time out on the roads:

  • Be especially cautious when driving at dawn and dusk, when deer are most active.
  • Remember, deer are creatures of habit. If you have seen deer crossing the road in a certain location, slow down and use caution when driving in that area.
  • If you see one deer on the road, keep a sharp eye out for others.

You can read more about the great work that Fish and Game does at www.wildlife.state.nh.us.

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