JACKSON, Miss.–The rifle portion of deer season opens this weekend in Mississippi.
Many hunters donning their orange vests will be hitting the woods no doubt.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks is urging people to be safe in the woods this season.
“We really don’t have a lot of people getting shot anymore, it’s mainly people falling out of trees,” said Chad Dacus with the MDWFP.
He said there’s already been several people fall out and get hurt this year during bow season.
“And a lot of it has to do with people not checking their stands before they get up in them.”
Dacus explained its imperative for anyone getting into a climbing or ladder stand to where a safety harness at all times.
From now, all the way through the rest of the season, every hunter must wear hunter orange whether they’re gun or bow hunting.
To see the season dates from primitive weapons and rifle season you can visit the MDWFP website here.