It is about that time of year again: time to start thinking about — and preparing for — deer-vehicle collision (DVC) season, or as some refer to it, deer-vehicle accident (DVA) season. I never really gave DVCs much thought until a recent incident brought the issue up close and personal.
I was driving home alone from the airport very late one night along a familiar rural two-lane road when I almost became a DVC statistic. All of a sudden, a large deer bounded onto the road from a corn field on my right and froze. I immediately slowed down and hit the horn, but the deer stayed put.