Southeast Oklahoma Forest Managers Urge Safety During Hunting, Leaf Season Overlap

Friday, November 3rd 2006, 9:43 am
By: News On 6

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) _ Officials with the National Forest Service are urging hunters and people viewing fall foliage in southeastern Oklahoma to enjoy themselves safely.

The peak of leaf viewing in those areas coincides with the start of hunting season. Both draw a lot of people into the Ouachita National Forest that extends into southeast Oklahoma.

Modern gun deer season begins November 18th in Oklahoma.

Ouachita National Forest Supervisor Norm Wagoner recommends hikers and other non-hunters wear safety orange or some other sort of colorful clothing. And he says he can't stress enough how important it is for all forest visitors to be aware of what's happening around them.