Mating season means more deer on MO roadways

Now that the calendar has turned to October, deer are going be more active and make more appearances are roadways.

Ste. Genevieve County sheriff Gary Stolzer says it’s not because of the leaves falling from the trees. It’s a different kind of nature.

And with deer on the move trying to mate, Stolzer says it’s important to be alert and calm while driving.

Last year, Missouri drivers were involved in over 4,000 deer-vehicle crashes, with the majority occurring in October and November.
If you do hit a deer, call 911 or *55 on a cell phone to report the accident.