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Hiking Hazards - Hunting Accidents

Okay, it's pretty far-fetched, but it's possible that you could be accidentally shot by hunters. Especially if you go off-trail a lot. Whenever you're in doubt, check with the rangers to find out when hunting season is, and if you're going during hunting season, whether there are any areas to avoid. One thing that's good to know is that hunting is not allowed in National Parks, but it is allowed in Wilderness areas.

In North America in 1998, there were 139 hunting accidents in which the victim was mistaken for game. Of those, 22 were fatal.

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