November 11th, 2002 12:20 PM
People with guns will be entering the woods in CT next week!! Wear bright colors, bells and leave the dogs at home. Gun season opens this wednesday November 20 and ends (for most hunters) on December 10. These are the worst three weeks of rideing season!!!! Be careful out there. As a former hunter I can honestly say that you should avoid the woods during daylight hours at all cost on wednesday (opening day). Any noise or moving object is likely to have a bead drawn upon it. The adrenaline flow is insane on opening day, kind of like the first ride of the year.
The best times to ride in the next 3 weeks are mid day (when deer are less active and hunters are too) and well after dark. Avoid dawn and especially dusk as this is when most hunting accidents occur.
Also remember that most hunters are very responsible, courteous and truly care about their sport. Be safe out there!!!