Hunting Season Safety

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Hunting Season Safety

Postby randalmartin » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:40 pm

The first Elk season opens this weekend. I am always a bit leery of hiking in areas where there may be rifle hunters. Am I being overly concerned?
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Re: Hunting Season Safety

Postby ajkagy » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:17 pm

It's a valid concern. If you're really concerned about it the best thing to do would be to wear orange. An orange vest from wal mart can usually be had for a few bucks.

Most likely you won't see the hunters unless they're on their way back to camp as they'll be off trail.
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Re: Hunting Season Safety

Postby myfeetrock » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:15 am

Yes! A growing number of hunters go out in the woods and don't know the difference between a moose and an elk. The worst part is their lack of ability to think when they see a nice rack. All they see is how nice they look and don't notice what they are on. Sorry. :-"
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Re: Hunting Season Safety

Postby Vids » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:45 am

Wear some orange and you'll be fine.
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Re: Hunting Season Safety

Postby Jay521 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:48 am

Reminds me of when my then wife gave me one of those ball caps with moose antlers coming out the sides and suggested I wear it while hiking. Kinda knew the marriage was over at that point....
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Re: Hunting Season Safety

Postby 2 left ft » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:51 am

I was caught off guard last Tuesday with 3 hunters on the Grays/Torres trail looking for mountain goats. It is orange season.
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Re: Hunting Season Safety

Postby peter303 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:46 am

I was woken at 6AMA two mornings in a row last weekend in September by shotgun fire at Lake Dillion. Probaly ducks or somehing. Hundreds of shots.
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Re: Hunting Season Safety

Postby colokeith » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:05 am

This is how mailman met his end.. be careful out there
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Re: Hunting Season Safety

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:24 am

peter303 wrote:I was woken at 6AMA two mornings in a row last weekend in September by shotgun fire at Lake Dillion. Probaly ducks or somehing. Hundreds of shots.

The Summit County gun range is up by the landfill, just east of the lake. If you heard hundreds of shots, you were probably hearing the normal, pre-hunting season crowd at the gun range.
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Re: Hunting Season Safety

Postby TakeMeToYourSummit » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:33 am

myfeetrock wrote:lack of ability to think when they see a nice rack

ROFL :guns: :lol:
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Re: Hunting Season Safety

Postby oldschoolczar » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:02 pm

Hiking in the same area as hunters always creeps me out a bit too...

How can I find out if hunting is allowable on a specific trail?
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Re: Hunting Season Safety

Postby ajkagy » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:17 pm

oldschoolczar wrote:Hiking in the same area as hunters always creeps me out a bit too...

How can I find out if hunting is allowable on a specific trail?


if it's on national forest/BLM/or wilderness it's allowed. Town open space parks it varies. National Park it's not allowed, so you won't have to worry there.

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