It's that time of year again in the Garden State. The time when warnings go out about deer on our roads. On Thursday, NJ's Division of Fish and Wildlife put out a news release to remind motorists that the most dangerous time of year for deer car collisions is coming soon, from late October through mid December. While deer can be in the road anytime of year, it's more likely during this time because of rutting season. During their mating season, they are more active, less cautious. State Farm insurance released a study last week saying you had a 1 in 250 chance of striking a deer last season in New Jersey. Be careful. Even a momentary distraction can cost you big time.

The scary thing is even when you are being careful with eyes on the road, a deer can come at you from such unpredictable angles that there still may be no avoiding it. In the video below, you'll see a montage of dashcam clips of deer vs. car encounters. This video is NSFW due to graphic language.

It's pretty shocking how quickly this can happen. Has this ever happened to you? Either hitting a deer or a near miss? Share your story with us on Twitter @NJ1015, or in the comment section below.

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