BDPD Warn Motorists To Keep An Eye Out For Deer

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police Department is reminding motorists to keep a watchful eye out for deer as they traverse Dodge County. A mild 2020-21 winter and below-average harvests in 2019 and 2020 have boosted the deer herd, meaning increased risks of seeing them along the roadways. Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson says be careful while behind the wheel because deer do not pay attention. He says deer sightings are more likely to occur right before the sun comes up and right after the sun sets. Johnson says the likelihood of running into a deer on city streets is not high but there are occasional reports of a car versus deer accident in Beaver Dam. He says it is more common near parks and wooded areas.