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Deer involved wrecks increase during fall

During the fall deer involved wrecks are common. (Source: WALB) During the fall deer involved wrecks are common. (Source: WALB)
Tammy Mays is the owner of Charlie's Paint and Body Shop. (Source: WALB) Tammy Mays is the owner of Charlie's Paint and Body Shop. (Source: WALB)
Deer are often seen at dawn and dusk. (Source: WALB) Deer are often seen at dawn and dusk. (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

If you drive into work around dawn or leave at dusk you may often see deer crossing the road.  

According to the Department of Natural Resources fall is typically when the most deer-involved accidents occur, especially after daylight savings.

It's breeding season for them which means they are on the move. 

There have been several reports by the Dougherty County Police Department of accidents that involved deer.

Folks at Charlie's Paint and Body Shop say they've seen their fare share of damaged cars from the animal.

"Most are not very bad," owner Tammy Mays said. "Every now and then we get one that goes into a side window or something like that. You never can tell."

The DNR warns that if you see one, there are probably more coming.

They also say if you are about to hit one don't swerve. Doing so could cause even more damage. 

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