Last year the Missouri Department of Conservation reported over eight thousand motor vehicle accidents involved deer.
During the Fall mating and hunting season the majority of deer related auto accidents occur says executive director of the Missouri Insurance Information Services, Calvin Call.
A Safety tip from the Missouri Department of Conservation to help avoid deer related accidents is to drive slowly in creek bottoms and heavily wooded areas.
Reporting from Jefferson City, Ben Davis.
The state of Missouri's Conservation Department is successful in decreasing the number of deer caught in the headlights. Ben Davis has the story from Jefferson City in 3,2,1.
Deer related accidents in Missouri dropped six percent in 1999.
However state highway patrol accident reports revealed over eight thousand wrecks involving deer last year.
Missouri Insurance Information Services executive director Calvin Call says the public awareness has played a role in the decrease.
The conservation department in Missouri hopes that heightened awareness will continue the decline of deer wrecks in the state.
Reporting from Jefferson City, Ben Davis