The 2016 hunting season will be in full swing shortly and local Department of Natural Resources officials are hoping hunters have a safe season.
John Williamson, DNR Conservation Police Officer is encouraging hunters to be mindful of other hunters with overlapping seasons. He says this weekend will be busy locally as it is the annual youth hunt at Clinton Lake.
Safety is paramount during the hunting season and Williamson indicates all hunters except waterfowl hunters must wear their blaze orange vests.
Williamson reminds hunters to get in those tree stands and get those checked before you set up for your day of hunting. He says most of the accidents they encounter during the hunting season are tree stand related.