6 Tips for Safe Hiking During Hunting Season

Yesterday we were hiking at Chimney Park and the place was more crowded than usual with hunters gearing up for rifle season. But, just because it's hunting season doesn't mean that we need to stay off our favorite trails. Autumn is one of my favorite seasons to hike. With a little bit of planning it is possible to stay safe during hunting season. Here are a few tips (portions of this post were originally written for an article I wrote last fall for Seattle Backpackers Magazine). 1. Be informed. A quick phone call to the local Department of Fish and Wildlife can tell…

5 Ways to Hike Safely During Hunting Season

Hunting season is in full swing here in Wyoming and let's be honest, there are far more hunters than hikers on the mountain. And that's okay with us. While we do take a few extra precautions when hiking during hunting season we don't mind sharing beautiful Wyoming with hunters. Here are a few tips for safe hiking during hunting season. Be visible!  Hunting season is not a good time for neutral colored clothing so dig out your neon orange (or pink) hat from the 80's and reminisce about how awesome jeans looked when they were tight-rolled. And don't forget the…