Safety for Hunters and Visitors

> Safety for Hunters and Visitors
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> (Jackson, MS) – With hunting season underway, the National Forests in Mississippi reminds forest visitors to practice safety when visiting a national forest. Visitors please communicate your path and destination to hunters during hunting season to avoid accidents.
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> Forest visitors:
> · Know when hunting seasons are open
> · Wear hunter orange
> · Make your presence known
> · Be aware of dogs used to hunt
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> Hunters:
> · Always positively identify your target
> · Be aware that trail users and forest visitors may be present
> · Make your presence known
> · Stay at least 150 yards from trails, roads, recreation areas, and buildings
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> The National Forests in Mississippi website also has hunting safety tips online at:http://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/mississippi/recreation/hunting.
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> Hunters must have the proper licenses and know the regulations in national forests. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks website, gives hunters the information they need to hunt legally. Learn more online at: http://www.mdwfp.com.