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Gregg County game warden: Be wary of deer out on roads

Gregg County game warden: Be wary of deer out on roads
Longview News-Journal
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POSTED: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 9:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 9:14pm

East Texas motorists might notice an increase in deer on the roadways earlier this year due to the recent drought and the oncoming fall rut.

Gregg County Game Warden Todd Long, who received a call Monday that a whitetail buck had been struck and killed on Texas 135, said those two factors have already lead to deer crossing roads and highways in Northeast Texas, causing accidents in the process before the rutting season has officially began.

“I receive anywhere from 25 to 100 calls every fall,” Long said, referring to roadway accidents involving deer. “I get calls directly from the motorists themselves as well as DPS.”

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