Safety Urged as Deer Hunt Approaches

With a fantastic deer hunt anticipated, wildlife offices are reminding hunters to put safety as the top priority. Statistically, Utah is considered a safe place for hunting, shares DWR Conservation Outreach Officer Bryan Clyde, but there is always room for improvement. The majority of accidents happen in the cab of vehicles due to live rounds being left in rifles, shares Clyde, because discharges happen all the time. Clyde also emphasizes the importance of being aware of surroundings during the hunt. “Watch for buildings, other vehicles, roadways and look beyond the animal themselves.” Officers also ask that hunters stop at the check stations so biologists can take a sample of harvested deer in order to monitor the health of the herd. If anyone sees anything suspicious while hunting or recreating, they are asked to call the DWR tip line at 1-800-662-3337 or by dialing *DEER.

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.