THE RUT. It's in full swing and most Iowans know what that means. For those that don't: It's the sexual peak for deer in the state. This is 2 a.m. bar time for the antlered creatures that run the night in Iowa.

According to Wikipedia, "The Rut, derived from the Latin rugire (meaning "to roar"), is the mating season of mammals which includes animals such as deer.

What does that mean for us? DEER ON THE ROADWAYS!

Clear nights with a bright moon means the deer are on the run and will be crossing the roads more frequently. Just before sunset, to an hour after sunrise are the most frequent times of the day to see the deer on the highways. LOOK OUT!

So, from all of us here at Townsquare Media, please be careful and scan the road side at all times.  By the way, it's also shotgun season, so if you go into the woods - wear some hunter orange.

Be safe out there!

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