Sunset Loop trail near the Lodge has closed for guest safety.
Should your house be missed, please call 482-5040 on Monday, Nov. SOME TRAILS AT QUARTZ MOUNTAIN CLOSED DUE TO HUNTING & GUN SEASON With deer and gun seasons upon us, Sue Hokanson of Quartz Mountain Nature Park reminds us of various hunting dates and precautions to take while hiking at Quartz Mountain.
Hokanson said that deer season is already upon us; Deer Archery Season runs through January 15; Muzzleloader Season is Saturday, October 28 through November 5; and Gun Season is November 19 through December 3.
Both the surrounding landscape and the wildlife that call it home become much more visible. Earth tones of brown, black, gray and white should be avoided.
However, with the various fall hunting seasons there are some safety considerations that should be taken. If your dog hikes with you, make sure they’re also outfitted in very bright colors. Wildlife are most active this time, as are the hunters. Talk, sing, have a bell – anything that is recognizable as “humans coming down the trail.” Hokanson also reminds us that at the end of the month there are quite a few closures including the Quartz Mountain Grocery Store, the Group Camp, and Cottonwood Campground on the North Shore all closing for the season on October 31.
While all hunting is prohibited within Quartz Mountain Nature Park, private landowners just outside the park do hunt on their property.
Because of the nearness of the private property, some of our hiking trails near the Lodge are closed.
Police contacted the driver of the pickup a short time later in the 100 block of E. The pickup was riddled with bullets and there were no injuries reported.
Police identified the two juvenile suspects and the case was forwarded to the Jackson County District Attorney’s office.
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