Forest Service gives hunting and fishing safety tips

Apr 08, 2014

ASHEVILLE — Turkey season began Saturday, April 5 in North Carolina. Youth season lasts through April 11, while the season for all hunters opens April 12 and continues through May 10.

Whether you're a hunter or non-hunter, there are some simple safety tips you can follow to make sure you and others stay safe during hunting season. For example, wear blaze orange when in the national forests. A complete list of safety tips is posted here.

Also, many anglers are already hitting the waterways of North Carolina in search of a big catch.

Hunters and anglers must have the proper licenses and know the regulations when recreating in the national forests. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission website gives hunters and anglers (as well as trappers) all the information they need. Go to: http://www.ncwildlife.org/Licensing/Regulations.aspx

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