Living in Somerset County for many years has been a wonderful experience. With the nicer weather upon us, I'm sure that most folks are eager to take a drive and enjoy viewing the beautiful country side. Somerset County offers a wonderful landscape of hiking areas and other recreational activities. There also is a more than ample deer population that has been here living here for many years.
If you are new to the area and scouting around the countryside for a new home or just out driving to one of the many shopping areas here in Somerset County, please be aware of the huge deer popuation we have . During the day deer are fairly easily to spot. If you see a deer that is crossing the road ahead of you, be aware that more animals may follow, as they tend to move one behind the other. I would caution you to gently slow down and double check that there are no more deer around.
As I presently own a home in the Martinsville area of Somerset County, I do travel back and forth quit often and practice safe driving habits as often as possible. There is a device called "deer whistlers" that can be attached to your car that emit a whistle sound that deer can hear quite distinctly. I have noticed while passing deer along side a road that their ears go up and they are alerted that something new to their environment is arriving. Though not a 100% cure, my personal opinion is that these deer whistle devices do work and do help. And I think they would be most beneficial when traveling at night where one's visibility is limited. These devices can be easily attached to the grill area of an automobile using the self stick tape that is provided in the kit. Incidentlly these whistles are quite cheap and easily available either in a sporting goods store or over the internet.