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W.Va. DNR reminds hunters to obey laws, hunt safely

By VELICIA DELQUENNE

The Exponent Telegram

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — With the deer firearms seasons beginning Monday, the Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds everyone to take precaution and be aware of laws regarding safety and lands open to hunting.

Hunters are required by law to wear “blaze orange” while hunting.
(Exponent Telegram photo by Zach Tuggle)
Any person who hunts on public or private lands is required to wear a daylight fluorescent orange, or “blaze orange,” outer garment that is visible from front and back.
To help avoid hunting incidents, every hunter should follow these basic rules: Treat every gun as if it is loaded; never let the muzzle of a firearm point at anything you do not intend to shoot; keep your finger off the trigger and out of the trigger guard until your sights are on the target and you are ready to shoot; and be sure to identify the target, as well as know what is in front of it and beyond it before pulling the trigger.

Being safe and responsible hunters allows one to share and enjoy the great outdoors without any incidents during the hunting seasons. The DNR also wishes the hunters of West Virginia a safe and successful season.

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