HUNTING-SEASON SAFETY TIPS
Fall ning brings colors—itout morealso drawsthan just seasonal beautiful hunters. weatherTo avoidand stun- being mistaken for a deer, Dave Di Pietra, owner of Synergist Saddles in Cheyenne, Wyoming, offers these hunting-season safety guidelines. • Go orange. Wear a bright-orange vest, try an orange helmet cover, and outfit your horse in orange wraps or an orange quarter sheet. This is the universal sign to a hunter not to shoot. • Ride with a buddy. More people and horses mean more noise to signal your approach. • Carry a whistle and blow it to identify yourself. Attach a bell to your tack so it jingles when your horse walks. • Avoid riding at dawn or dusk, which are peak hunting times of the day.
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