Texas is full of whitetail as well...a few mule deer west & south. This year the drought is even worse and the deer are moving at all times of the day...used to be dusk & dawn as normal. We have them in the yard two three times a day foraging for food & water... I quit hunting many years ago, the neighbors haven't.
I avoid the night driving unless necessary since they just come out of nowhere.
Near Austin & San Antonio the cities continue to expand into natural habitat and everyone gripes about the deer, the feral hogs( don't hit one of those tanks!), and the coyotes.
Have made contact with GS and with Dodge...made it OK so far...the GS hit was a broadside at low speed..the deer broadsided me I should say.