deer cross 300WESTERN KENTUCKY (10/5/13) — With the onset of cooler fall temperatures, Kentucky's whitetail deer are on the move. Unfortunately, they are moving across roadways and into the paths of motorists.
 
The time of annual deer mating season and hunting seasons also play a major factor in deer becoming more visible.
 
According to Kentucky State Police, deer account for more human deaths than any other animal.
 
The Insurance Information Institute estimates more than 1.6 million deer-vehicle collisions annually resulting in approximately 150 deaths. While the percentage of deer-motorists deaths are lower in Kentucky than many U.S. states, the danger and risk remain.
 
October, November and December represent the three months when most deer collisions occur. The likelihood of collisions occur within the hours of 5 to 8 p.m. and 5 to 8 a.m.
 
It's archery season for either gender of deer in Zones 1 and 2 now through Jan. 20 in western Kentucky. Christian, Crittenden and Caldwell are included in Zone 1. Daviess, Hopkins, Warren, Webster, Muhlenberg and Henderson are included in Zone 2.
 
Crossbow for both deer genders is now through Oct. 20, and Nov. 9 through Dec. 31; muzzleloader season for both genders of deer is Oct. 19-20 and Dec. 14 through Dec. 22 .
 
There is a Youth-Only Firearms Weekend Oct. 12-13 and a Free Youth Weekend Dec. 28-29 for both genders of deer.
 
Modern gun season is Nov. 9 through Nov. 24 for both deer gender in Zones 1 and 2.
 
Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News
Photo by J.L. Graham

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

3/13 - 16

In Other News...

Utility Tax Petition Signatures Put Choice before Voters; Board to Wait for November Election

GREENVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Muhlenberg County Clerk's office has completed the certification of Muhlenberg County… Read More

Hopkinsville Home School Student Wins SAR Poster Contest

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the Revolution in Cadiz recently… Read More
1 DOW 17,712.66
+34.43 (0.19%)    
2 S&P 2,061.02
+4.87 (0.24%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,891.22
+27.86 (0.57%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 5346

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5203

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5028

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 4948

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4159

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 3909

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13233

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11487

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 27, 2015 5346

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 27, 2015 2309

MPD Searching for Man Accused of Nearly Running…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 27, 2015 2185

Family Loses Possessions, Dog in Sugg Street Fire

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1647

Young Child Dies in Princeton Fire

by Chris Rogers, KSP
March 27, 2015 1472

Hopkins Grand Jury Indictments Handed Down

by Karen McKnight
March 27, 2015 1337

Rehabber Explains Her Mission; Efforts Filmed by…

by Ron Sanders
March 27, 2015 1170

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin
March 27, 2015 1118

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 27,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 27, 2015 966

Utility Tax Petition Signatures Put Choice before…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
March 27, 2015 953

Work Continues on Madisonville's Downtown Plaza

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director