Watch out for deer on the roads this fall

November 5, 2013

By Staff

Fall is deer collision time on Washington roadways.

This is the season for deer activity, such as migration to lower elevations for easier foraging and breeding season when bucks are less wary. Human behavior contributes, with more drivers on the roads during shorter daylight hours.

To avoid such collisions, slow down during fall and winter, especially in the hours just before, during and after dusk and dawn. And pay attention to deer crossing signs and “high kill area” signs.

If you hit and injure a deer or other wild animal, or find an injured wild animal on the roadside, you can call a trained wildlife rehabilitator who might be able to safely retrieve the animal and care for it. Learn more at

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