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With the harvest in full swing in Illinois, deer activity in rural areas has picked up and Illinois authorities are advising motorists use extra caution this time of year.
DNR Conservation Police Sargent John Williamson indicates this is the time of year when deer activity picks up and could causing hazards when driving in rural areas.
In the event of a car/deer accident, the driver of the car does have the option to keep the deer. 
In addition to increased deer movement, with farmers continuing the harvest, heavy machinery and slow-moving vehicles will be on roadways for several more weeks. Always slow down and allow those vehicles plenty of space. 

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