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Safety ideas that applies to all....
My son & I went for a little Trail Run yesterday. From 9:30 until 1:30. On the trails, it was a beautiful cool day. Around 65-68F in our thick dark bush. During our trail run, we seen 2 hunters walking down the main path and 2 other hunting pickups parked in the bushes. After that, I realized "it's hunting season in our local woods". I honestly forgot when hunting season opened in my area.
If hunting season is open in your trails, here's a few safety tips:
1 - Stay on the main trails. Don't go driving down the deep / remote paths.
2 - Wear a bright orange vest. Next time out, we're going to wear our bright orange vests.
3 - Don't go flying around corners. There could be hunters walking on the paths.
4 - Don't get the hunters upset. Be friendly to them. If possible, stop and ask them where they plan to hunt. Highly recommend you stay out of their hunting zone. Especially if you aren't wearing a bright orange vest.
The safest thing is to stay out of the woods until hunting season is over.
But if you do go trail riding, stay on the main wide paths (like we have in our woods) and do remember to wear the bright orange vest. In thinking safety "all year round", our family will start wearing these bright orange vests on our future trail rides. With bright orange vests, DRLs turned ON and whip flags, one is seen much faster. Especially in the thick dark bush trails.
Hope this helps others....