For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Direct: (414) 431-6104
Out for Deer!
– November is the peak deer mating season
or “rut.” Consequently, deer are very active this
time of year, and are more likely to be encountered
crossing roadways. Dozens of deer have been killed
on the roads in Metro Milwaukee in the last few
Tips to avoid
injuring deer and staying safe on the roadway:
Slow down whenever you see deer
near roadways – they are very unpredictable.
Slow down in deer crossing zones – the
signs are posted there for a reason.
Don't “overdrive” your headlights at night
– if a deer jumps out into the roadway,
will you be able to stop in time? Slow down to make
sure you can brake for deer.
Watch for more than one deer –
a doe may be trailed by a buck.
Avoid frightening deer – deer
that wander into neighborhoods are often very frightened
and unpredictable. Loud noises or chasing them may
cause them to run into traffic or even jump through
a window! Deer in neighborhoods will usually find
their way out of difficulty if left undisturbed
If you have questions
about a deer that seems to be in distress in Milwaukee
County, call the Wisconsin Humane Society Wildlife
Rehabilitation Center at (414) 431-6204.