We are in the midst of the mating season for deer, and with hunting season kicking off this weekend more deer than ever will be on the move. That means a lot more collisions with deer on our roadways, says Tim Schweizer with the Il Dept of Natural Resources.
We average about 16,000 accidents involving deer each year in Illinois, resulting in over 600 injuries to people in those cars. And, again, November is the peak month for those accidents. With firearm deer season opening this weekend, expect even more deer on the move.