FWP Reminds Hunters to Avoid 10 Common Mistakes

Havre, Mont. (NMB) – With the fall hunting season underway, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants to remind hunters to avoid 10 of the most common hunting mistakes.

The most common mistake is hunters trespassing on private property. In Montana, a sign indicating land is private does not have to be posted for a hunter to be guilty of trespassing.

Other common mistakes includes shooting on, from or across a road or right of way. This is a violation of state law.

It is also important to make sure of sunrise and sunset times, as big game season runs from 1/2 hour before to 1/2 hour after sunset. FWP also reminds hunters to only use your own license when shooting an animal, to drive only on established roads, stop at all check stations and never shoot from a vehicle.

Lastly, big game hunters must wear at least 400 square inches of hunter orange above the waist that is visible from all sides.


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