LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The odds hitting a deer with your car are on the rise in Wisconsin.
That's according to an annual report from State Farm Insurance. The report shows that your odds of hitting a deer on the road have increased to one in 79 this year, compared to one in 88 last year.
A La Crosse State farm agent, Kyle Visker, says deer are involved in an estimated 18-thousand crashes each year in Wisconsin with the highest number of accidents in November.
"This year through now, it's been a little bit worse that last year," says Visker. "But it's pretty typical. It's just a seasonal phenomena that we've had. And actually state of Wisconsin, we rank 7th in the nation in number of deer hits. So it's kind of a big thing in our area."
The Wisconsin State Patrol says the prime time to hit a deer is usually around dawn and dusk.
In the next few weeks because of the buck rut and hunting seasons-during the times mentioned above-officers say drivers need to pay attention and slow down.
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