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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Oh Deer, Watch Out for Hunters This Weekend

Utah's general season rifle deer hunt begins Saturday and so scores of orange-clad hunters will be seen on mountains all around the state.

If you head into the forest, wear hunter orange so you are visible.

Many Forest Service campgrounds will be busy through the weekend.

Wildlife officials use a variety of tools to monitor activity. One involves roadblocks on some secondary roads. If you travel near popular hunting areas, you may encounter a roadblock. Just be observant and obey instructions.

Hunting is not allowed in most national parks and recreation areas. Hunters will be on the peaks outside Zion and Bryce Canyon, but not within park boundaries.

The weather forecast looks delightful. Don't hesitate to get out and hike, camp and engage in other outdoor activities. Just be aware of the hunters and follow common sense safety rules.

- Dave Webb

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