As temperatures continue to drop .
you may see more deer trying to cross the road.
As a reminder .
La Crosse County Sheriff's Deputies say if you do
encounter a deer in the middle of the road .
your best option is to apply your breaks .
and stay in a straight line.
They say drivers who try to swerve out of the way
of a deer often end up hitting the animal .
or swerving into a ditch and causing more damage to
If you do hit a deer .
you're encouraged to call your local police department
or county sheriff's office.