Hunting season is officially underway and hunters are urged to remember safety goes beyond the proper handling of rifles. Parks and Wildlife officials throughout the region have issued a reminder that carbon monoxide poisoning is a real threat after the death of a hunter in western Colorado. The man had not properly prepared for the cold and went to sleep with a gas lantern burning in his tent to try and stay warm. Hunters are urged to always bring gear to stay overnight because weather or other circumstances can occur at any time. Anytime a stove or lantern is enclosed, there needs to be ventilation to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. For more guidelines, visit www.wildlife.utah.gov.