Mating and hunting season for deer is also a busy time for auto-body shops. Tyler Champion with CARSTAR Barrett Collision Center in Abilene has seen an increase of cars coming in with damage from hitting a deer. "Typically when you hit a deer, it’ll hit the front part of your vehicle because you are trying to serve," said Champion. Texas Game Warden James Cummings said deer are more active from October to December. Cummings said the best advice to avoid hitting a deer is to slow down.