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A Hike and Biker Guide to Hunting Season: How to Stay Safe

A Hike and Biker Guide to Hunting Season: How to Stay Safe (And Still Enjoy Public Land)

Reprinted with permission from Purple Lizard Maps

October 08, 2017

As fall arrives, the weather cools, the bugs and the obvious presence of snakes diminish, and outdoor enthusiasts flock to the woods on the weekends to enjoy beautiful environments. Many hikers and bikers will say that this is the best time of year to enjoy public lands in the Northeast.

Many hunters also agree that fall is their favorite time of year, as this is the most popular season for hunting. In some areas of Pennsylvania, big game season officially begins the last weekend of September. While there are several publications to sift through regarding hunting regulations, we know you probably won’t go out of your way to read those. Once fall arrives, it’s a good idea to assume hunters will be sharing the woods with you while you are engaged in your outdoor adventures (except on Sundays!). Since Purple Lizard Maps wants everyone to enjoy the woods and safely, we thought a quick public service announcement regarding general risk mitigation practices during hunting season might be helpful:

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