Drivers Should be on Lookout for Deer

LINCOLN -- The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is warning drivers in the state to be on the lookout for deer.The agency says deer are more active this time of year, when crops are being harvested and breeding season is in full swing.Officials say 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.

Some tips to stay safe behind the wheel:

- Anticipate the possibility of deer on the road and be prepared stop suddenly;

- Wear a seat belt;

- Drive slowly near shelterbelts, woodlots and creeks and keeping a sharp lookout for deer.