LINCOLN — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is warning drivers in the state to be on the lookout for deer.
The agency said deer are more active this time of year, when crops are being harvested and breeding season is in full swing.
Officials said bucks become more active during breeding season, making them bolder and more susceptible to collisions with vehicles. Deer movement peaks each day near dawn and dusk.
The agency offers some tips to remain safe behind the wheel, including:
» Anticipating the possibility of deer on the road and being prepared to stop suddenly.
» Wearing a seat belt.
» Driving slowly near shelterbelts, woodlots and creeks and keeping a sharp lookout for deer.