Trail & hunters
Because I live minutes from the Montour Trail in Jefferson Hills, walking on the trail has been something my dogs and I have enjoyed for more than a year now. We walk there almost every day.
During archery season, we saw hunters everywhere, standing behind trees. As if that was not bad enough, now there are hunters with guns in plain sight.
I believe hunting safety-zone regulations say hunters must be 25 yards away from the trail. I think that is way too close to the trail, which is supposed to be for walkers, runners and bicyclists!
I know hunters are not to shoot across the trail, but I certainly don't trust that if they had a shot at a deer, they would pass it up. I understand that the deer population needs to be thinned out. However, there are enough places to hunt where there are not walkers and dogs off leash.
I really think “no hunting” signs should be properly posted there. Or maybe they should post “walk at your own risk during hunting season” signs!
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