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Driving during the rut

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Keep an eye out for deer crossing signs as they give a historical warning of where deer have crossed in the past. Keep an eye out for deer crossing signs as they give a historical warning of where deer have crossed in the past.
During the mating season, bucks are often chasing does at all hours of the day and night, but especially at dusk and dawn. During the mating season, bucks are often chasing does at all hours of the day and night, but especially at dusk and dawn.
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We’re still about a month away from the rut reaching full swing, but deer have already increased activity here in Ohio.

During the mating season, bucks are often chasing does at all hours of the day and night, but especially at dusk and dawn. According to State Farm, the likelihood of drivers colliding with large animals more than doubles in the months of October, November, and December. As the rut is expected to peak some time next month, it’s important to be on alert when driving during this time of year.

"When you're making those early morning commutes make sure that you're not out driving your headlights, make sure you are out keeping your speed reasonable for the conditions so you can actually see a road hazard if one should present itself. If you do see a deer on the side of the roadway or on the roadway, keep in mind this time of year there is likely to be multiple deer as they bunch up together in preparation for the rut," commented Lt. David Brown, Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Keep an eye out for deer crossing signs as they give a historical warning of where deer have crossed in the past.

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