Be careful out there


#1

At the Entrance to DaMinion today saw evidence that someone had unboxed a new mossberg rifle. Nice reminder that tis the season to bust out that blaze orange…lest someone accidentally mistake you for a deer.


#2

A bell wouldn’t hurt either. Must have been a muzzle loader since the regular rifle season doesn’t start until the end of the month. Tried getting some pheasants today but no dice, just a bunch of hens popping up but nice to see just the same.


#3

Yeah I wondered about that, bow hunting is on as well now I believe.


#4

With bow hunting, would you have to be a lot closer to the animal than you would with a gun? Does a stray arrow travel as far as a stray bullet? I’m not a hunter, but I’d like to think that with bow hunting, a mountain biker ought to be making enough normal noise to not be mistaken for a deer. (If someone has information to the contrary, please let me know!)


#5

Id be equally as concerned about both. Its more so the unexperienced/unskilled hunters who take unclear shots… Each could be as likely to occur with any kind of weaponry!


#6

Just use shimano brakes. They squeal load enough.


#7

I definitely wouldn’t be as scared of bow hunters. They have to take more time to prepare there shot. With my gun It would take milliseconds and a 150gr bullet would exit the barrel at 2950fps.


#8

#9

I’ve said this before, and I know dudes like @tossedsalad are responsible hunters who pay great attention when in the woods, but there are a lot of people who don’t. It’s hard to outrun a bullet.


#10

Some even shot themselves. I know a fellow with missing digits from trying to crawl with a shotgun.


#11

Apparently, they are letting bowhunters hunt for deer in Victoria Park. Should be interesting.


#12

I wonder if they will need to dispose of the gut pile.


#13

Another good reason to ride Fight trail…


#14

There are a ton of deer there. Truro’s gardeners might be happy.


#15

So as a new to Canada MTBer, and not familiar with hunting…

Where is good to avoid hunting? I mean I like orange tops and all, but is there any area’s where hunting isn’t permitted? (Or is it the other way round where hunting is permitted in only certain area’s?)


#16

During hunting season, even if you are on rails trails or a park or a road, I would safely assume you still might get shot hahaha. Wear orange and yell IM NOT A DEER


#17

Ya definitely wear bright colors. Woodville trails says no hunting but I still would be very careful . I know one of the land owners hunts around there.


#18

Yeah, why I suggest a bell, sounds travel farther than sight.