With deer hunting season beginning on Monday, people are being asked to steer clear of a local forest for part of next month.
Limerick Forest, a nearly 15,000 acre forest in Oxford Station, is a popular destination for hunting, and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville is asking non-hunters to avoid using the forest’s trails for the first half of November. Additionally, anyone using the trails, for hunting or otherwise, has been asked to wear highly visible and easy to see clothing, such as fluorescent or reflective hats and vests, for safety reasons.
Deer hunting season begins on November 1st, and lasts until the 14th. Logging operations have been causing trail closures in the forest throughout October, and no announcement has been made as to whether they’ll continue. Geoff McVey, the Forest Manager for Limerick Forest, has been contacted for comment.