Tim Hull http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Deer-auto collisions highest in Mo. between Oct. & Dec. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/deer-auto-collisions-highest-mo-between-oct-dec <p>State officials are warning drivers in Missouri to beware of deer crossing roadways.</p><p>They are more active in the fall, which is their mating season.&nbsp;&nbsp;Fall harvests and hunting also contribute to deer being more mobile this time of year.</p><p>Data collected by the insurance company State Farm for its 2010-2011 survey period ranks Missouri 19<sup>th</sup> in the nation for most deer strikes &ndash; down from 17<sup>th</sup> the prior year.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Root/index.html">Missouri State Highway </a>Patrol Captain Tim Hull says the metro areas of St. Louis and Kansas City have the most deer strikes. Mon, 03 Oct 2011 21:59:21 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2175 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Deer-auto collisions highest in Mo. between Oct. & Dec.