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Published October 12, 2010, 08:56 AM

Motorists cautioned to watch for deer on ND roads

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State officials are cautioning motorists to be alert for deer on North Dakota roads.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State officials are cautioning motorists to be alert for deer on North Dakota roads.

The Game and Fish Department says young animals are leaving their home ranges this time of year. Late October through early December is when deer are most active, resulting in the peak period for deer-vehicle crashes.

Most deer-vehicle accidents occur at dawn and dusk, when deer are most often moving around.

Game and Fish also is reminding motorists that a permit is required to take parts or the whole carcass of a road-killed deer. The free permits are available from game wardens and local law enforcement offices.

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