5:24pm

Thu November 17, 2011
The Commonwealth

Motorists Urged to Watch for Deer

Oh, deer! As bucks leap out of the woods in search of doe during mating season, motorists should use extra caution. “Doe are moving. The bucks are following the doe,” Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman Mark Marraccini said. “It’s just a peak time of the year for deer movement.” In addition to mating, it is also deer hunting season, which drives many deer out of the wild and onto the highways. “Last year, we had 3,084 deer-related collisions in Kentucky, with four of those being a fatal collision,” Kentucky State Police spokesman Lt. David Jude said. Nearly half of all vehicle collisions with deer occur during this time of year.