Be Safe Be Seen: Hikers should be aware that hunting is taking place all year round, but is especially busy during the fall between early September and mid-December. The exact dates vary across the Ganaraska Hiking Trail as it passes through different Wildlife Management Units.
To be safe, hikers should:
– Know when it is hunting season in the area you will be hiking in. Consult this website for exact information:
– Wear bright colours, preferably hunting orange
– Put bright colours on your pets and keep dogs on a leach
– Avoid hiking at dusk and dawn, i.e. typical times when hunters are in the forest
– Stay on established trails and avoid bushwhacking
– Make noise, so hunters know you are nearby
And finally, note that hunters and trail users both have the privilege to pursue their chosen outdoor recreation. Therefore, be courteous and respectful of all outdoor enthusiasts, hunters and non-hunters alike. Do your part to share the woods safely and respect each other and the land we share.
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Frieda Baldwin, President