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HUNTERS HITTING THE FIELDS THIS WEEKEND FOR FIREARM DEER SEASON ARE URGED TO TAKE BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

 

THERE WERE 19 HUNTING ACCIDENTS REPORTED LAST YEAR IN ILLINOIS…INCLUDING THREE FATALITIES. 10 OF THOSE INCIDENTS INVOLVED HUNTERS FALLING FROM TREE STANDS…SO IT’S IMPORTANT TO WEAR A SAFETY HARNESS SAYS STATE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES SPOKESPERSON ED CROSS.

 

 

HUNTERS MUST ALSO WEAR BLAZE ORANGE AND CROSS ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO TREAT ANY FIREARM AS IF IT’S LOADED. MAKE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOU’RE READY TO SHOOT.

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