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Drivers cautioned to watch for deer, especially at dusk

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November is when deer hunting goes into high gear.

And it's also when a quarter of the year's car-deer crashes take place in Wisconsin.

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State DOT analyst Donald Lyden says deer are too busy mating in November to pay much attention to traffic.

They've been trying to escape hunters' arrows since October, and the gun season begins Nov. 21.

Dusk is the most common time of day for car-deer crashes.

And Lyden says the end of daylight savings time means that more commuters are on the road when darkness falls.

There were almost 16,000 car-deer mishaps in the Badger State last year. Twenty-four percent of them took place in November.

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