Be Safe while fishing during hunting season

Hunting season is upon us in Pennsylvania and we want you to be safe. Although many people stop fishing when the fall / winter seasons arrive, there are others who fish year round. You can still enjoy fishing in your favorite mountain streams if you keep a few things in mind when heading out.

1. Know when the hunting seasons are. The main hunting seasons are from now until the end of January 2019, and there is no hunting on Sundays with a few exceptions. There is a spring turkey season and limited hunting opportunities throughout the entire year so become familiar with when the seasons are so you are prepared.

2. Where Blaze Orange or other brightly colored piece of clothing that sticks out. Hunters are required to where this to identify themselves and so should you. If you fish on Pennsylvania State Game Lands be- tween November 15 and December 15, you are re- quired by law to wear fluorescent orange.

3. Make noise when you are moving about. You don’t need to scream but normal talking will let others nearby know you are there.

4. As a general rule, hunters go out early and stay out late. Many go back to their camps or else where for lunch and mid day breaks so heading out late morn- ing and early to mid afternoon may reduce your chance of encountering hunters.

5. Probably the most important thing to remember is to be respectful. Everyone has a right to be outside and doing what they want to do. If you come upon a hunter, try to be quiet so that you do not disrupt their hunt.

Alternatively, you can go fishing some- where hunting is not allowed or fish areas closer to towns or other places that hunters are not likely to go.

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Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Welcome to the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Founded in 1964, we are one of Pennsylvania’s oldest chapters, and help protect many miles of central Pennsylvania’s finest streams. Some of our waters include Muncy Creek, Loyalsock Creek, Black Hole Creek, Pine Creek, Slate Run and Lycoming Creek

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