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Published October 17, 2011, 04:53 PM

ND Enters Peak Period For Deer-vehicle Collisions

(AP) — North Dakota motorists are being cautioned to keep an eye out for deer.

By: Associated Press,

(AP) — North Dakota motorists are being cautioned to keep an eye out for deer.

The state Game and Fish Department says deer are especially prevalent this time of year, as young animals move out of their home ranges. Late October through December is the peak period for crashes involving deer and vehicles.

State Transportation Department data show that there were nearly 3,000 deer-vehicle collisions in 2010.

Wildlife officials also are reminding motorists that they need a permit to take a road-killed deer. The permits are free and available from game wardens and local law enforcement officers.

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