NJ DOT: More than 4,700 deer killed by cars this year
(AP) - It's the time of year when NewJersey's deer population is looking for love, and sometimes in allthe wrong places - like on the roads.
The state Department of Transportation says more than 4,700 deerhave been killed by vehicles through the first week of November.That's on pace to nearly match last year's total of about 6,000.
Mating season makes November the deadliest month fordeer-vehicle collisions. A State Farm Insurance study found 18percent of accidents occur in November. October and December arenearly as deadly.
Those accidents cost an average of about $3,200. The state DOT says most deer killed in northern New Jersey endup in landfills. But those killed in Passaic County are used tofeed animals at Space Farms Zoo in Sussex County.