Montana Department of Transportation

Watch for Wildlife!

Mating season, seasonal migration, and fewer daylight hours (most occur at dawn and dusk) increase the odds for collisions with Montana wildlife, especially at certain times of the year.

buffalo in road

Avoiding a Wildlife Collision

  • Use high beams when there is no oncoming traffic.
  • Buckle up, drive sober and alert.
  • Look far ahead
  • Scan roadsides and ditches for approaching animals.
  • Pay special attention to areas around wildlife crossing signs
  • Where there is one animal, expect more to emerge
  • Don't swerve! Slow and brake to avoid impact
  • Don't approach or touch a wounded animal. Call MHP at 855-MHP-3777.