Drivers Stay Alert: It's Deer Mating Season in South Jersey

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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife has issued a reminder to New Jersey drivers to be alert for deer as mating season gets underway and the days start to get shorter.

Since more deer will be out and about this time of year, officials are reminding drivers that if they see one while driving to slow down and pay attention to their movements when passing them.

If the deer is in the road, do not go around it, just wait patiently for it to finish crossing, according to the DEP's advice. 

And if a collision seems inevitable, do not swerve to avoid hitting the deer because this is how more serious accidents and injuries can occur.

For more tips on how to stay safe during deer mating season, visit

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