Fall is a great time to recreate on Cape Cod. Hiking, surfing,
fishing, and hunting, you name it you can find a one of a kind experience on the
Cape. Since you can do all of these activities on Sandy Neck here are some
safety tips to pay attention to throughout the fall.
- Wear blaze orange for visibility . Whether you're a hunter,
hiker or walking the dog in rural areas, it's a good idea to wear a cap or vest
of highly visible blaze orange clothing while you're enjoying the great
- Respect the water . Canoeists and kayakers are required to wear
life jackets from September 15 to May 15, but all water enthusiasts, especially
anglers who wade our larger rivers, would be wise to wear floatation devices now
that water and air temperatures are cool.
- Respect other outdoor users. Mountain biking, horseback riding,
wildlife watching, hunting and hiking are not mutually exclusive activities.
Know the hunting seasons and who is likely to be sharing the woods and waters
with you. Keep dogs under control and respect outdoor users' rights to enjoy our
- Finally, licensed sportsmen and women are reminded to take the basics of
hunter safety to heart. Treat every firearm as it were loaded, keeping
the muzzle pointed in a safe direction at all times. Positively identify your
target and what lies beyond it.
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