Green Outdoors: Hunter safety being stressed

5:58 PM, Nov 25, 2013   |    comments
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GRAY, Maine (NEWS CENTER)  -- A much reported incident involving hunters and homeowners in Old Orchard Beach last week has prompted a call for hunter safety from the Maine Warden Service.

The Warden Service said that charges have not been filed against two local hunters.  It is alleged that they fired shots too close to a home and that one or more of their bullets hit a fence near a home in a development.

"We don't defend what they did," said David Trahan of the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine. "When something like this happens, learn from it, but we as sportsmen have to make sure that these incidents to not occur."

Lt. Adam Gormely of the Maine Warden Service said that it is essential that hunters take into account that things are changing in rapidly developing parts of Maine. 

He warned that hunters should pre-scout their area every year. "Make sure you've walked the property and looked.  Make sure that nothing has changed, that there's not a new road on the back forty or whatever."

The traditional firearm season on deer ends this Saturday night, November 28th at 4:36, which is a half hour after sunset on that day.

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