Hunting trail safety


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oHunting season begins Oct 1 through Jan 3 2012. Please be aware of your surroundings and other hunters when out in the woods or trails during any outdoor activities.

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Hunting trail safety

  1. 1. Hunting & Trail Safety<br />
  2. 2. Tips for Hunters<br />Hunters: Do not shoot across roads, trails or waterways. These areas may be occupied by people. <br />Hunters: Wear high visibility orange (blaze orange) during appropriate hunting seasons. <br />Hunters: Do not use alcohol and medications that may impair judgment before or while handling firearms. <br />Hunters: Educate yourself and obey all the rules of firearm safety and insist that those around you do the same. <br />
  3. 3. Tips for Hunters<br />Hunters: Know where trails are. Trail maps can be obtained at your local ranger station or office. <br />Hunters: Be alert for trail users and make your presence known to them. <br />Trail users may not be aware of hunting seasons or that they are near active hunting areas. <br />Trail users may not be wearing blaze orange. Please use appropriate caution and communicate openly. <br />
  4. 4. Tips for Trail Users<br />Trail Users: Use Caution — Avoid wearing colors that could be mistaken for game animals—white or brown during deer seasons & red or blue during turkey seasons. <br />Trail Users: Be heard — Make sure you are heard before you are seen by whistling, singing, talking, etc., while on a trail. <br />Trail Users: Communicate — Conflicts between hunters and trail users seem to be rare. If you meet hunters tell them your planned route. Try to keep the communication open. <br />Trail Users: Avoid peak hunting times — Avoid using trails at peak times such as opening day of a particular hunting season or early mornings & late afternoons. <br />
  5. 5. Tips for Trail Users<br />Trail Users: Know local hunting seasons — Specific dates for hunting seasons vary year to year and also by type of game hunted and weapons used. <br />Trail Users: Wear a blaze orange hat and vest (and pack cover if backpacking), or hooded outerwear when out in fall, winter and spring. <br />Small game seasons lasts from fall through the end of May; deer season generally occurs October through January. <br />Plan before your visit; learn the regulations and hunting seasons for the outdoor areas you will be visiting.<br />
  6. 6. Tips for Trail Users<br />Below is FT Bragg, NC specific information:<br /> <br />The ALL AMERICAN TRAIL WILL BE CLOSED FOR ALL USE during deer gun season (1 Oct - 3 Jan). Also, there is a "No Hunting" buffer on the Fort Bragg side the trail. <br /> <br />All training areas on Fort Bragg are always closed. No one should ever be off of the paved roads unless involved in a scheduled military training exercise, a scheduled and coordinated activity (e.g. through the Hunting & Fishing Center), or at a specific forest recreation facility (such as Smith Lake). <br />
  7. 7. Tips for Trail Users<br />* During hunting seasons, whether on public or private land...YOU WANT TO BE SEEN!!! <br /> <br />* Wear bright clothing, preferably hunter or blaze orange anytime you are in the woods. <br /> <br />* Avoid clothing with fur or tans and whites (these colors are similar to a running deer). <br /> <br />* Use a headlamp or flashlight when out at dawn/dusk or at night. <br />
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