Use caution driving with more deer near roads
POSTED: Friday, December 9, 2011 - 7:20pm
UPDATED: Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 9:44pm
TYLER — With more deer on the roads this time of year, Texas Parks and Wildlife urges you to use caution when driving on the roads.
Captain Game Warden Quint Balkcom says deer-related accidents pick up during the colder months.
He says deer are out hunting for food and the males are chasing does.
He suggests paying extra attention, looking ahead of where you're traveling, and reducing your speed during the early morning and late night hours.
"The deer offer you the benefit of having a reflective eye structure so they are easily seen if you do have your headlights on," Balkcom says. "Always drive at a slower speed in a rural-type setting."
Balkcom says if you do hit a deer and the meat is still edible, you can report the accident to law enforcement and submit a request to use the animal for food.