Deer Safety TipsIn the fall and
early winter months,deer sightings in the Village are
common. There is an increased mobility of the local herd
during the mating or rutting season. The rutting season
lasts from early October through most of January.
Unfortunately Deer Vehicle Collisions (DVCs), are also
more common during this season. We have had
accidents resulting in vehicular damage and deer
mortality. Here are some driver tips for DVC avoidance
during the rutting season and beyond;
1. Dusk and dawn are the most likely times of the day for
a deer to make its move across the road. Be alert at all
times for movement at roadside.
2. Headlights and brights should be on for visibility.
3. Reduce your speed at night and scan the roadsides as
4. If you see a white-tailed deer, there will be more
than one and they will likely run into your path.
5. Deer crossing signs are there for a reason. Be
especially cautious when approaching them at night or at
6. The eyes of a deer are reflective at night. If you
see reflective dots of light up ahead be cautious.
7. If you do hit a deer slowly pull to the roadside to
assess the situation and turn on your hazard flashers. If
the deer is dead or injured, call 911 to contact the
Village Police. Call your insurance company if necessary.
DVCs are usually covered under the comprehensive portion
of the policy. Please drive safely.
Village of Nissequogue
Incorporated in 1926, The Village of Nissequogue,
encompassing 3.6 square miles, is a hidden gem on the
North Shore of Long Island tucked between the Nissequogue
River and the Village of Head of the Harbor bordered to
the north by the Long Island Sound. Founded in 1665 by
Richard Bull Smith, it is the original settlement of the
Town of Smithtown. It is located approximately 50 miles
east of New York City.
The Village of Nissequogue is a dream environment for
naturalists who value privacy; it is an exclusively
residential community with the exception of a private golf
course, a private world class equestrian center and a
private boarding school. Additionally, there are two
beaches available to residents, town permit required.
Two acre zoning is the minimum lot size and many
properties exceed that minimum. With its own Police
Department and Volunteer Fire Department, residents enjoy
quick response in case of an emergency. With many horse
properties scattered throughout the Village, there is a
sense of countrified living, yet residents are a mere
fifteen minute drive to the Smith Haven Mall. Indeed, it
is the best of both worlds having quiet, bucolic living
easy access to the Long Island Railroad, schools,
churches, grocery stores or other commercial enterprises.