Hunting season is almost here again! Hikers should be aware of the seasonal hunting season in our area and follow safe practices for them selves and have respect for the hunting rights of our landowners.
Precautions during the hunting season:
Wear bright orange clothing, and consider putting something bright on your dog
Dogs shall be leashed at all times (so they’re less likely to be confused with wildlife)
Watch for hunters and ensure that they see you
Respect their right to hunt on their property
Geese and ducks: hunting on the waterways from September 23 to December 27.
Turkeys: Gun hunting October 10 to October 22; Bow Hunting October 1 to November 5; November 13 to December 3; December 11 to December 31.
Deer: Gun Hunting November 6 to November 12; December 4 to December 10.
NOTE: During deer gun hunting the Maitland Trail is closed to hiking. Please chose another trail for hiking e.g. Maitland Woods, Sifto Loop, Millennium Trail, etc.
Also, Maitland Trail will be closed from Jenkins Corner to Riverbend (7.9 km to 10.5 km) between October 1 and December 31, by request of landowner.