The province is reminding hunters to be safe just days before the general deer hunt begins on Oct. 27.
Hunters must also carry a compass and waterproof matches. Anyone going into the woods should bring a map and/or GPS device, a first-aid kit, a communications device and tell someone when and where they will be in the woods.
“Thousands of people across the province enjoy the traditional activity of deer hunting in the fall,” said Minister of Natural Resources Margaret Miller. “Hunters and hikers are reminded to stay safe and wear orange when in the woods at this time of year.”
Hunting is banned on Sundays during the season except for Oct. 29 and Nov. 5. The deer hunt runs until Dec. 2.
Hunting regulation booklets are available at hunting licence vendor locations and Department of Natural Resources offices.
The regulations and safety advice are also available at https://novascotia.ca/natr/hunt.