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Friday - June 1, 2018 3:41 am

DOT: June deer-y days are here

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June tends to be a challenging month for large, furry obstacles running across Wisconsin roadways.

That's the other time of year when deer tend to be out and about with does looking for a place to give birth, while young deer start striking out on their own.

The Wisconsin DOT is warning about the dangers, reminding drivers that thousands tend to run afoul of whitetail on the road every year in the state.

There were 20,482 car-deer crashes reported last year in Wisconsin. That's roughly one every 26 minutes. Nine people were killed and three of those deaths were in Monroe County.

While there are typically more deer accidents in the fall, June tends to have more crashes that involve injuries -- primarily because more motorcycles are on the road.

Monroe, Vernon and La Crosse counties were all in the top third last year for vehicle accidents involving deer.

WIZM staff

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