Deer and Elk Migration Season is upon us, stay alert

By on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 in Eastern/Southeast Oregon News More Top Stories

BAKER COUNTY – (From ODOT) October and November are the busiest months for vehicle-wildlife collisions in Oregon. With deer and elk on the move due to breeding season and migration to winter ranges, more wildlife are crossing roads all over the state. Be alert and ready to slow down.

Signs placed in particularly popular areas for wildlife crossing are one tool to help drivers avoid collisions. Being especially watchful around sunrise and sunset is another tip that can help reduce vehicle-wildlife incidents.

Be aware of the possible dangers associated with animals on or near roadways. When you see wildlife, reduce your speed, and try to stay in your lane. And always wear your seat belt!