Julie & Laura,
Before misleading your readership, please get your facts straight and attempt to withhold your opinions.
While the rut is one of the reasons for greater movement, particularly bucks who are "blind-stupid" in their movement at this time of year, the single greatest reason for Deer/Car occurances is the confluence of shortened days-RUSH HOUR TRAFFICE with Deer movement.
You see, it's simple math, greater car traffic densisty means less space between cars, thus more incidents of contact. Deer move by daylight, people move largely by a clock. When rush hour now cooincides with DUSK, you have the problem.
Per hunters, they have VERY LITTLE affect, dogs walkers, woods walkers move far more Deer than do quielty posted hunters who sit still in the woods !! View Comment