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 |  Nov 22 2012, 6:32 PM

It turns out that deer season is dangerous for more people than the Elmer Fudds among us who hunt without an orange vest. 

Animal crashes spike in November according to the Highway Loss Data Institute. Vehicle damage from hitting an animal is more than 3.5 times as likely in November than August — a figure that coincides directly with deer mating season.

Vehicle damage from those crashes is covered under comprehensive insurance and the study showed that between 2006 and 2011 there was an average of 6.5 claims per 1,000 insured vehicle years. August showed the lowest statistical frequency of claims with 3.9 while there were 14.1 in November.