Be careful out there!
Laura Ingalls Wilder season normally brings with it a lot of folks trekking across the Midwest and the Great Plains who aren’t accustomed to country driving and getting to any of the Laura homesites requires country driving. One thing that you rarely encounter driving in cities is having to deal with deer-car collision (although deer populations do seem to be on the upswing in urban areas too). The population of deer in Iowa has soared since it was reintroduced by “accident” in the early 20th century. Iowa has a particularly robust population thanks to the policies of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, but you will find dealing with deer a strong possibility anywhere in Laura country.
The Iowa Department of Transportation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources gives the following recommendations if you’re not used to driving in an area with a high deer population.
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