Fall Fashion Tips--Wear Orange!

Being a child of the 80's, I've definitely got an affinity for neon colors. 

And while my wife will probably say that I'm the last person to make fashion recommendations, this IS the time of year that I can confidently say to dress loudly--it's hunting season here in New England. 

Every state is different in regards to what type of hunting is allowed, when (NH started in Sept, MA in Oct), and where, so it's good to check before you head out.  I'd say to consider wearing some bright orange, just to be on the safe side. This is especially important for your four-legged friends if you take a dog on the trails with you too. 

In addition to wearing bright colors, you should also stick to the trails as opposed to bushwhacking and make noise as you travel. For the most part, hunters are going to be set up away from people, but it's always possible to cross paths, so again, it helps to play it safe.

Not sure of your state's rules? Check here:

Overall, hunting accidents are uncommon, but certainly not unheard of.

One other thing to consider is that some trail networks cross boundaries between public and private land and rules regarding hunting may also change. For example, here are policies from Millstone Trails, The Trustees of Reservation and Essex County Greenbelt Association. Your local area or favorite trails may have policies as well.   

What NOT to wear on the trails.

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