Missouri drivers urged to use caution during deer mating season

Friday, October 23, 2009 | 10:07 a.m. CDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU — The state Department of Conservation is urging Missouri drivers to be cautious during deer mating season.

Spokeswoman Candice Davis said bucks are most active October through December when they are more prone to darting in front of vehicles unexpectedly.

The Southeast Missourian reports that deer-vehicle collisions in Missouri are up 14 percent since 2004. Nationwide, the numbers rose 18 percent in the same period.


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