If You Plan to Hunt On Public Land
- Know which government agency manages the property, and get a map of the area.
- Check the regulations to be sure that hunting is permitted and that there are no special restrictions.
- Be aware that most public lands are open to everyone, not just hunters. You may encounter hikers, bird-watchers, or other people in the field. Treat everyone you meet with courtesy and respect.
- Don’t hunt near heavily used recreation areas such as campgrounds, buildings and trailheads for safety reasons and out of courtesy to others.
- Always clean up your trash, including any flagging and empty shells.
- Never shoot around houses, buildings, or livestock.
- Leave gates as you find them.
- Report any acts of vandalism or unusual situations.
- Take care to avoid spreading weeds.