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Drivers watch out: More deer on the roads during upcoming months

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Mating season has started and you can see deer all over. Over the next few months, you can expect to see them more than us Mating season has started and you can see deer all over. Over the next few months, you can expect to see them more than us
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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Mating season has started and you can see deer all over. Over the next few months, you can expect to see them more than usual.

"October through December that's the primary season for the rut and that's when they're most active, said Craighead County Sheriff, Jack McCann."

With fall being a prominent season for deer to roam about, deer related accidents often happen around this time of the year.

"Were pretty consistent there will be more between now and the end of the year especially now since the rut season is about to kick in"

There are some extra steps you can take to help prevent deer-related accidents. Just simply by cautiously driving in certain areas.

"They can be seen anywhere here in the hills. There's deer all over the county."

McCann says this tip can be prevent an accident from happening to you.

"Whenever possible have your head lights on bright that way you can see further. Deer are notorious for standing right beside the road, they'll jump right out in front of you and sometimes unfortunately there's nothing you can do about it."

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