- Wear bright colors! Orange is the default safety color for hunters, but any bright color will keep you spotted. Many pet stores and outdoor retailers carry brightly colored vests for your dogs, or you can use an orange bandana to keep them safe.
- Don’t let your dogs off their leashes, especially if they are prone to chasing prey.
- If there are hunters in the area, make sure they can hear you and your dog. You can buy bells to attach to your dog’s collar.
Hunting season in WNCMonday, 20 August 2018 14:16
September marks the beginning of fall and the start of hunting season in Western North Carolina. It may be surprising, but hunting is permitted in parts of Pisgah National Forest, Bent Creek Experimental Forest and Dupont State Forest. Thankfully, most hunters are responsible and hunting isn’t allowed in densely populated areas. Taking the right precautions during hunting season will allow you and your pooch to still enjoy the great outdoors!