Heads Up! Drivers Keep Your Eyes Open It’s Deer Season Here in New Jersey
It's that time of year again here in New Jersey. Prime "deer season" and it's now through the end of November. Keep those eyes on the road and watch for deer throughout New Jersey.
I live in Southern Ocean County and we have a high number of deer in our area. In fact, we have deer in our neighborhood and we will often have them in our driveway and on our lawn. One time I was going to my backyard to get my trash to put out and all of a sudden a charging deer came running at me, I ducted and he went flying into the woods, but I almost got run over by a deer!
I bring up our encounters with deer because now is the time to be extra cautious. When I leave for work at 3 am I often see many along the roadway. I use caution and drive with care, especially along dark wooded roadways. I use the center lane on the Garden State Parkway to give myself a buffer from the deer along the side of the roadway.
One season we had a deer give birth and leave her fawn on our front lawn. We did as recommended...we left the fawn alone and within a day or so Mom deer came back and took her baby off with her.
So keep a lookout for deer. It's not just wooded areas, we have seen deer in very populated areas, I even had a group of deer that ran out in front of me on Route 37 in Toms River! So deer are everywhere and tis' the season, so keep a watch and drive safely.
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