+fox-and-the-hound Posted October 9, 2006 Share Posted October 9, 2006 First things first, wearing orange is a very, very good idea. Best advice though, is to stick to caching on Sundays when hunting isn't allowed. Making noise is a very, very bad idea as it might cause a normally rational hunter to go over the edge so to speak (I'm a hunter and wouldn't think of acting like this, but I'm also pretty tolerant of cachers ). Lastly, while we have equal rights to public lands like state parks, state game land is an entirely different matter with entirely different rules. Read the free information about the hunting rules available for free online and at your local courhouses/administration buildings and sheriff departments. If you wear orange and ringing bells in state gamelands near a hunter who is actively hunting in the area you may end up being fined and or arrested for impeding a hunt. You might think I'm joking, but just call your local game commission and they will confirm it (in Pennsylvania anyway). It has happened more than once in our area when local animal rights activists tramped about in the woods wearing bright colors and making noise. They tried to defend themselves claiming their right to hike in the woods and were promptly told the laws strictly prohibit exactly that kind of activity during open seasons for big game. So protect yourself with orange in the parks, avoid the gamelands except on Sunday (at least for the next few weeks) and use a little common sense. You should be just fine and the last thing we need are hunters stirring up commotion with cachers. Quote Link to comment
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