With opening day right around the corner, Antrim Conservation District (ACD) wants to remind recreationalists to take safety precautions when in the woods. While it is not a law that recreationalists wear hunter orange like it is for hunters, it is recommended to have on some piece of hunter orange clothing when traversing the woods to distinguish yourself to hunters who may be in the woods around you.
Most Antrim County lands are open to hunting including parts of Glacial Hills and Grass River Natural Area, as well as Antrim Creek Natural Area, Mohrmann Park, and Cedar River Natural Area. State Forest Lands and State Wildlife/Game Areas are also open to hunting. Precaution should be taken when in these areas, especially during firearm dear season, which runs from Nov. 15 – 30, 2019.
This is a great time for reminders of year-round safety tips for recreation in the woods as well:
ACD wishes you safe fun in the woods this winter! For more information on ACD and recreation opportunities including guided hikes, visit antrimcd.com, email email@example.com or call (231)533-8363.