There are a lot of different hunting seasons (rifle, bow and muzzleloading seasons for deer, as well as seasons for turkey, bear and other game). But what most people think of as “hunting season” is the deer rifle season which opened for 2015 in Sullivan County yesterday (Nov. 21) and runs through Dec. 13. The start yesterday seemed very light. I live in an area with quite a bit of hunting property nearby, and didn’t hear much firing yesterday. At the grocery on Friday and Saturday I didn’t see a lot of hunting parties stocking up, either.
It’s good to be aware of hunting season, to take a few precautions. If you’re a hiker, be aware that hunting is permitted on most state land. So if you go out hiking, wear something orange. If you have dogs that you let off leash, get them orange vests as well. If you’re planning to come up to look at large acreage property, note that some Realtors may not show larger acreage properties during the main deer hunting season.