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Dodge County Sheriff's Office Provides Rut Report

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office released a recent Rut Report.

It’s that time of year that the Wisconsin white-tailed deer are coming into their mating season, which is also known as the “rut.” The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has always had the inside scoop on when the rut is in full effect, due to the amount of car-deer accidents deputies respond to.

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office believes it would only be fair to share this information with the public so you can pay extra close attention while driving, to keep a lookout for deer.

They also want to keep the hunters aware of days that might be a good time to be in those deer stands. Over this year’s rut season, the Dodge County Sheriff's Office will provide the number of car-deer accidents that occurred over the last 24-hour period. Last year’s highest day of car-deer accidents was on November 14, with reports of 11 car-deer accidents.

They will give you a rating system of one to five stars that will give you an idea of what days they are seeing the most deer movement. The Dodge County Sheriff's Office will post this daily at 10:00 a.m. over the next couple of weeks.

In the last 24 hours, they have had four car-deer accidents. Today’s deer movement rating is a 2 out of 5 stars.