Just read this in theEdmonton News. Can you Imagine the potential danger.
Fri, September 15, 2006
Province warns hunters of season overlap gaffe
Is that antelope real?
Alberta Fish and Wildlife officials are red-faced today after discovering their hunting guide has overlapped the antelope archery season with the antelope rifle season.
The big problem with that is bow hunters often use and hide behind antelope decoys to get close to the skittish prey and hunters firing rifles from a distance may also be fooled, officials explained.
"All hunters are cautioned to be aware that both archery and rifle hunters may be in the field on Sept. 25," they warned in a release issued yesterday.
Archery season should have closed Sept. 24.
The Fish and Wildlife division has sent letters to all archery and bow hunters that applied to hunt antelope in southern Alberta to warn them of what they are calling a "season overlap error.