October is one of the worst months of the year in Minnesota for Deer and Cars to meet on the road. There are several reasons for this...
Hunter in the woods. There are all kinds of hunter in the woods at this time. unsuspecting Deer run for safety and many times cross busy roads.
Food sources. Especially in farm country, as the crops are taken from the fields Deer that were using them and the wooded acreage near them will travel more at low light and dark. Those travels will place them in harms way.
Mating season. Yup, this is the time for the boys to be sowing their seeds and they have a very short time in which to do it. So as the Does come into season also, they will chase away the fawns and leave them for a few days. The now free fawns run wild at times not really mature enough to know that a car is danger!
Wintering grounds. As the weather grows colder, Deer will stat to head toward their winter grounds. It may be a mile away or 10 miles. This additional travel again places them in harms way.
There are many many reasons to find a Deer on the road. SLOW DOWN, WATCH CLOSLY and BE SAFE!!!