Deer-vs-car collisions spike in NH this time of year
Posted by David Brooks | Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The above chart from N.H. Fish & Game says it all: We're at the peak of running-into-deer season. Why now? As the divisons says on its website:
Deer are very active at that time of year because the mating season, or rut, is underway and bucks and does have their minds on other things than traffic.
Another thing to make deer run: white-tail hunting season has begun - archery season began mid-September, and depending on where you live in the state, muzzle-loading season started last weekend (as I can testify from the bone-rattling blast that came out of the woods on Sunday). Rifle season, which draws the hunters doesn't start until later this month.
There are an estimated 1,200 collisions with deer on New Hampshire roads each year.