What You nNeed to Know About

Hiking during hunting season

If you enjoy hiking, you can still get outside during hunting season. You just have to take some precautions to keep yourself safe. Here’s what you need to know about hiking during hunting season, no matter where you live.

Be sure to write important hunting season dates on your calendar to avoid unpleasant surprises while hiking. Being proactive is the best way to stay safe while hiking throughout the year.

Know the Hunting Season Dates in Your Area

Town and city parks, conservation areas, and national parks cater more to hikers than hunters, and with few exceptions, you won’t find hunters in these areas.

You can keep yourself safe and make a fall fashion statement by sporting your blaze orange hat, vest, and coat during hunting season. Don't forget your dog!

If you don’t want to talk to yourself or your dog while hiking in hunting season, how about rounding up some friends for a late autumn hike? Hunters may not appreciate your revelry, but at least everyone will stay safe.

Make Some Noise

Deer are most active during dawn and dusk, and so are hunters. Try and plan your hiking excursions during the middle of the day.

Don't Hike When Hunters are Most Active