Contact Us

DNR Promotes Safety Ahead of Firearms Deer Season

M Glasgow, Flickr

SAUK RAPIDS — The firearms deer hunting season opens Saturday and officials with the DNR are reminding hunters of some safety tips.

Mike Martin is a Conservation Officer in the Sauk Rapids office. He says remember to always treat your gun like it’s loaded and ready to fire and only shoot when you are positive of your target.

Martin says the best safety tip is to outfit yourself in as much blaze orange as possible. He says it is especially important when you are hunting in a deer drive.

Martin says if you are out shining deer ahead of the opener, it is illegal to have any weapon capable of killing an animal in your vehicle. He also says baiting deer is illegal this close to the firearms opener.

The firearms deer season opens Saturday, November 9th.

Best of WJON

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.