Avoid Deer / Vehicle Collisions
To reduce the chance of hitting a deer on the road:
- Be especially cautious when driving at dawn and dusk, when deer are most active.
- Remember, deer are creatures of habit. If you have seen deer crossing the road in a certain location, slow down and use caution when driving in that area.
- If you see one deer on the road, keep a sharp eye out for others. If you see a doe, stay alert - her fawns or a rutting buck may be following close behind.
Many Deer Collisions Occur in the Fall
In a typical year, an estimated 1,200 deer/vehicle collisions occur in New Hampshire. As the chart below indicates, almost a third of all deer-vehicle collisions in New Hampshire occur from mid-October through the end of November.