LDWF, DOTD Warning Motorists to be Aware of Deer Crossing Roads in Flood Affected Areas

Release Date: 03/15/2018

LDWF, DOTD Warning Motorists to be Aware of Deer Crossing Roads in Flood Affected Areas

March 15, 2018 - With widespread flooding caused by elevated rivers in some parts of the state, deer are being forced from their normal habitat and could be crossing roads and highways more frequently as they seek higher ground. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) are warning motorists to be alert for deer crossing roads and highways in the affected areas.
 
Deer, in some cases, will also attempt to return to their normal home ranges in advance of the water receding.
 
LDWF reminds the public to not handle deer or fawns. All calls regarding deer or fawns must be handled through the appropriate LDWF regional office. Go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wildlife-field-offices-and-telephone-numbers for a listing of those offices or contact LDWF Deer Program Manager Johnathan Bordelon at jbordelon@wlf.la.gov or 225-765-2344.
 
 

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