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'Tis the season ... to be on the lookout for deer while you're driving. 

Last year, there were more than 15,000 deer on car crashes in Illinois. The vast majority of them -- all but 500 -- resulted in property damage. Four resulted in death.

That's according to statistics from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin's deer season doesn't start for another week and a half, but state wildlife officials remind hunters to play it safe.

The Department of Natural Resources says hunters should treat every firearm like it's loaded and always point the muzzle in a safe direction.

Wisconsin has seen four gun seasons with no deaths since 1972.

Be Cautious Of Deer While Driving This Fall

Sep 29, 2014
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Illinois State Police are warning drivers to be mindful of deer this fall.


The final days of deer season are at hand. Firearm deer season runs 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset January 18-20. According to a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, hunters are limited to taking no more than two antlered deer in all seasons.

Drivers May Have to Dodge Deer

Oct 9, 2012
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Northern Illinois sheriff's offices are advising people to be careful of deer crossing the road. It's the time of year when mating deer are most active. Last year in DeKalb County, the sheriff’s office dealt with 100 car accidents relating to deer, accounting for 14 percent of all accidents.