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  • 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.