It’s mating season now for deer, meaning you may see more running across Tennessee roads.
With an increase of deer on the road comes an increase in wildlife-vehicle collisions.
According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, 4,175 deer-related crashes have occurred in Tennessee this year. Please use caution.
If you do hit a deer, the TWRA encourages you not to approach it and call 911.
Under Tennessee law, any wild game animal hit in an accident can be used for personal use or consumption. If any large bucks or bears are hit, it should be reported to the TWRA.