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June a Peak Month for Deer/Vehicle Crashes, According to Wisconsin DOT

Tomorrow is the first day of June – and the Wisconsin
Department of Transportation and the Wisconsin State Patrol are reminding
drivers to be extra cautious on the roads, as the month of June typically sees
an increase in deer activity. That increase happens as females search for
places to give birth and young deer separate from their mothers. The DOT says
while car-deer crashes tend to peak in the fall, June is when drivers are most
likely to be injured in a crash involving a deer. Last year in the state, 515
people were injured and four people were killed in deer/vehicle crashes – all four
fatalities involved motorcyclists. Over 20,000 deer/vehicle crashes were
reported in Wisconsin last year – with Fond du Lac County reporting 630, Dane
County had the most with 1,033.