Hunters have been known to shoot loose dogs while hunting. Whether it be by accident or from chasing and scaring off their game.
This is a subject that I feel very strongly about. I have not ever experienced a tragedy of this nature, but I'm so thankful I was made aware of this and would like to share this with others who may not know.
Prevention is key:
The most important precaution is to avoid hunting areas, forest, fields and swamps during these times. Go to a park or other secure area.
Find out when local hunting seasons are from your DNR or other local source.
Keep your dogs secure in your home and yard.
If you walk through hunting areas:
Have you and your dog wear Hunter Orange.
Keep your dog leashed. It only takes a second to loose sight of your dog and it may be too late.
Stay on a designated path.
Lets keep every one safe this season and most of all our furry friends.
Is this enough Hunter's Orange, Mom?