This Saturday, May 2, marks the start of spring gobbler season in Pennsylvania. It is also trout season and a great time to be out fishing. Many of us trek through the woods to get to a favorite spot on a mountain stream, while others fish streams near the woods. Whatever the case, we want you to be safe. Far too often, hunters do not identify their target and shoot at movement or a sound so here are some safety reminders for you:
- Wear an orange hat or something orange that can be seen from all directions.
- Make noise while moving about. Keep up a conversation with a hunting buddy or sing a song or whistle.
- If you happen to come across a hunter, avoid them and move away from them in the opposite direction.
- Above all else, use common sense and enjoy yourself outdoors.