BY RUSSELL WASHABAUGH
Drivers on the road have a lot to worry about. They need to stay focused and keep an eye out for other drivers while dealing with possible distractions coming from a myriad of sources.
Around this time of year, New Jersey drivers have another hazard to keep an eye out for: deer.
Mating season started in October and ends in early December, and it causes a dangerous amount of frolicking.
â€śYou will have bucks chasing does onto the roadway or does running away from bucks,â€ť Carole Stanko told NJ101.5.
Stanko, a wildlife biologist at the state Department of Environmental Protection, said there are over 110,000 deer in New Jersey. The large population is somewhat managed by hunting season, but due to the state being comprised of mostly private properties, hunters have trouble gaining access.