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THE LIKELIHOOD OF DEER BEING OUT ON THE ROAD will reach its peak over the next couple of months. Though the number of vehicle collisions with deer have decreased in both Minnesota and North Dakota, the Department of Public Safety is urging motorists to remember to drive defensively and be particularly watchful in the evening and early morning hours.

Don't veer for deer: Accidents peak in coming months

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"Don't veer for deer."

That's the advice of Nathan Bowie, a spokesperson for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

Vehicle collisions with deer have decreased in both Minnesota and North Dakota, but the next two months are the peak times for accidents with the animals because hunting, farming and the search for food leads to an increase in their movement.

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