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October visit and hunters

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October visit and hunters

Planning a trip for early October. Read on one post to be cautious of hunters. Does this mean it is not safe to hike in October?

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1. Re: October visit and hunters

You should be fine hiking the main trails in Custer State Park, the Michelson Trail, Spearfish Canyon. As far as I can find, the deer season, which brings out the most hunters, doesn't start until Nov. 1.

For added safety wear brightly colored outer clothing.

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2. Re: October visit and hunters

Archery season, turkey season and Custer State Park Elk all begin in late Sept/October timeframe. However, if you stick to the main publicly used hiking trails as Lorhs said you should be fine. Not a good time to practice your big game impersonations at any rate. : )

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