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scene THE BATH COUNTY NEWS-OUTLOOK Owingsville, Ky.--Week of November 28 - December 5, 2002 5 f )und---Freshman Wildcats Mark Osborne and Elliott, reach for a rebound in last week's scrimmage at Cs Cat Bash. County fans and supporters came out to this season's Wildcat hardwood squad as they hit the floor for their first game December 3 at Nicholas County. Also background are Devan Botts, Ricky Lewis, and Carlos in the foreground. (News-Outlook photo, Ken Metz) to watch for 'on roadways mid-October through mid- , most of the breeding among in Kentucky takes , though, it is the of weeks in November should be especially to avoid hitting traveling Ht. Sterling Gun & Knife Show of whitetails is for a chase and follow various doe permits breeding Breeding season, or the ;it Is commonly called, gen- during the first three of November--a time when is greater Y other period of the year. As ,drivers are more likely to see on or near roads, be alert to avoid colli- right before the does the female of the ;will run from the bucks be- not quite ready to be Dr. Jon Gassett, wildlife director for the Kentucky of Fish and Wildlife (KDFWR). Course bucks don't want to opportunity to breed, and the female relentlessly until she allows the union--then he's off after a different doe. If a buck finds a more receptive doe than the one he's after at the moment, he will simply jump from one to the other and keep right on going. "In some areas, this constant movement and traveling can poten- tially create a problem with deer-car collisions," explained Gassett. Gassett reminds drivers that deer are corpuscular, which means they move most right at daylight and right at dark. "This also corresponds to the time of day when humans see the worst. So what happens is you get right up on the animals before you see them," he said, "and reaction time is cut down some during those low-light periods." Kentuckians report around 400 collisions a year with deer. But dur- ing rut there is a 50 percent jump over other times of the year. Oddly, Release--The 2002-2003 Bath County Wildcats are sched- uled to kick off their season on December 3 against Nicholas County away. Here senior Sean Bailey fires up a shot from a corner against Matt Manley during a scrimmage in last Thursday's Cat Bash. Also Watching in the background are Brandon Guy and Clark Given. (News-Outlook photo, Ken Metz) 4000 is a consistent number despite the fact that Kentucky's deer popula- tion is increasing A buck in rut, Gassett says, is a "mammal on a mission." Gassett says this time of year you have to "expect the unexpected." City highways or lonely back roads, it doesn't matter. "There's not a lot you can do other than keep your eyes open and slow down when you see one. Deer have a nasty habit of waiting until you get right up on them before they run in front of the car. "If they're standing on the side of the road, don't expect them to stay there. They'll dart out there at the last second. And where there is one, there is usually more. Just because one passes across in front of you, you better be looking for that second and third one, too." Gassett advises motorists that deer whistles on cars are generally no help, or that blowing the horn isn't consistently effective in making a deer move out of the way. It may cause the deer to run, but not neces- sarily the direction you want it to. Try to stop safely and let the deer move away, if possible. Fortunately, though, rut lasts only for a brief Hello, Santa  on Saturday, November 16, Santa Claus paid a visit to the Wildwood Flower Shop, in Midland, and stayed all day. There were refreshments served, as the shop had their Christmas Open House. Santa is asking his visitor, Austin Crouch, a student at Bath County Middle School, what he wants for Christmas. Austin is the son of Randy and Virgie Crouch. (News-Outlook photo, Harry D. Patrick) period, and all the "ripping and run- ning" settles back down. Remember that those yellow signs we see along our highways with the picture of the jumping deer aren't there for fun, they are there for safe- ty. These are areas where deer are indeed likely to cross. And during breeding season, deer crossing signs take on added importance. Motorists need to stay alert and remain patient while nature runs its course, and by using a little extra caution and any luck, hopefully it won't run into our vehicles in the process. Send in your news to News-Outloof( each week for publication in the community newspaper. 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