With hunting season underway, Grey County OPP would like to remind the public that rifle deer hunting season started one half hour before sunrise on Nov. 3 and ends one half hour after sunset on Nov. 8.
Police often receive calls from concerned residents who report hearing gunshots, Grey County OPP said in a news release issued on Monday.
The OPP and the Ministry of Natural Resources will be patrolling the area to ensure hunters are complying with regulations, it said in the news release.
Hunters are easily recognizable by wearing blaze orange hats, coats and vests and must follow the following guidelines:
• Handle firearms with care and attention at all times.
• Always be sure of your target and what lies beyond it.
• Do not shoot from a vehicle or carry a loaded firearm in or on a vehicle.
• Do not shoot from or across a right of way for public vehicular traffic.
• Do not drink alcohol and hunt.
• Always have permission to hunt on lands that you don’t own.
Hunters can consult the 2014-15 Hunting Regulations Summary available at ontario.ca/hunting.
Anyone who witnesses a hunting violation is asked to call the MNR at 1-877-847-7667, the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.