New York State Police are warning drivers to watch out for deer this fall. 

Troopers handle an increased number of vehicle-deer collisions in October and November, especially around dusk and dawn. 

Police warn that if you’re operating a vehicle and a deer enters the roadway, don’t attempt to swerve, as you’re more likely to strike another vehicle or exit the roadway. 

If you hit a deer, remain at the scene and call 911. Police can complete an accident report at the scene if the vehicle has over $1,000 in damage or a person in the vehicle has been injured. 

According to state police, there have been 1,023 deer -vehicle collisions so far in 2018.