Deer are on the move in central Illinois with it being their mating season and the Illinois Department of Transportation is urging drivers to be extra careful. IDOT Spokesperson Paul Wappel says deer are much more active this time of year, especially at dusk and down.
Deer often travel in groups so if you do see a deer in the road or near the road, most likely there are others nearby and more will follow. IDOT encourages you to scan the sides of the road for eye shine from deer.
If you do hit a deer, pull off to the shoulder, turn on your hazards, and call 9-1-1 to report it. IDOT Encourages you to adhere to the warning “Don’t veer for deer!” More information at dnr.illinois.gov.