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Fall Fun

Fall is a great time to recreate on Cape Cod. Hiking, surfing, fall colors kayaking, 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 outdoors.
  • 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 open spaces.
  • 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.

For more information visit:

http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dfw/



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