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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Please don't shoot me.....

    Now that I have your attention. I am reminded that with cooler temps and the changing color of the leaves, deer hunting season will start this Saturday, October 29th. While moose and bear season have been underway for the past few weeks, many more hunters will take to the woods for the upcoming deer season.

    http://www.maine.gov/ifw/laws_rules/...t_traplaws.htm

    Some cache owners will use the appropriate icon for hunting and let you know that the area in which they placed the cache allows hunting. Be careful of hunting caches where the icon is not present as not everyone utilizes this function while designing their cache page.

    Please be safe and remember to wear orange when out in the woods.
    Last edited by brdad; 10-25-2011 at 05:52 AM. Reason: bad image links
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    I was caching in a wildlife preserve that at the trail head there was a sign that said just because it's posted no hunting doesn't mean people don't still hunt, wear orange for safety....good idea, not everyone follows the laws

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    The chances of a geocacher being shot are very slim. Very slim. Still, it behooves everyone to be safe out there. Wear orange, at least one piece if you're just in the woods. If you're carrying a firearm during the rifle and black powder seasons for deer, you must wear two pieces and one of them has to be a hat. The hat has to be solid orange but can have a logo on it. Be sensible, don't wear white or wave your white hankie around. You should be 100% safe because the law states the hunter has to be sure of his/her target but let's not tempt fate.

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    I was out in the woods yesterday (Wednesday, 10/26) and I came across a couple of hunters. They were only setting up their tree stands, so I was in no danger. Still, the blaze orange is a good thing to remember. Me, I think I'll stick with P&Gs and a lot of caching in Portland. Should keep me relatively safe.
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