It's deer season on the state's roads and highways

It’s a common phrase…but this time of the year…you may really catch a deer in your headlights. And the Highway Patrol says if you do…slow down. Highway Patrol spokesman Scott White says some drivers are startled when they startle a deer near the road.

White says this is the time of year that deer are most active, and most likely to run on to roads or streets. Last year, there were just more than 4-thousand deer-vehicle crashes…that’s one every 2-point-1 hours. Whites says deer are most active around dawn and dusk…but you can see them just about any time of day.