It is a warning we give you every year, but even being more cautious doesn't prevent all those deer-vehicle collisions.
In fact, there were nearly 23-thousand deer-vehicle collisions reported last year in Ohio. The Ohio Insurance Institute, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Public Safety and Ohio Highway Patrol are all warning motorists that deer are on the move for the next few months.
One reason, it's their mating season and there are a couple of other reasons the deer population is more active. This time of the year when farmers start harvesting crops, all the excess grains that didn't get cut are easier to eat on the ground. Also due to deer season starting, deer will be more active at night trying to feed.
Dawn and dusk are the peak times for the deer to be on the move and Lt. Zemelka says if you see one deer, assume there are more.