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Drivers in Saskatchewan reminded to watch for wildlife

REGINA, Sask. -- As autumn rolls around, deer are once again proving to be a danger on Saskatchewan highways.


REGINA, Sask. — As autumn rolls around, deer are once again proving to be a danger on Saskatchewan highways.

There have already been several serious accidents in the province as a result of deer on the roads. The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (SWF) reports the deer population in the province has skyrocketed this year, and October is one of their more active months.

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) records indicate there were 11,514 accidents involving animals in 2002, costing more than $24 million in insurance claims. More than 70 per cent of those accidents involved deer.

“The larger bucks are delegating themselves a territory and the smaller bucks are moving around more,” Darrell Crabbe, executive director of the SWF told local media. “The does are constantly in motion and you’ll see them each with one or two fawns.”


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