Hunting and COVID safety

Hunting in groups is strongly discouraged with people outside your household

LA CROSSE, Wis (WKBT) – Gun deer hunting season started today, but gun safety is not the only thing to be wary of.

Group hunting may cause an issue this year because of the surge of the coronavirus.

Hunting in groups is strongly discouraged with people outside your household.

If you are going hunting in a group the same COVID-19 safety measures should apply: maintain social distance, wash your hands, and wear a mask, even outdoors.

“Even what we would consider relatively small gatherings, 8 or 10 people, the likelihood that one of those people has COVID-19 and doesn’t have any symptoms, is actually kinda high. And if that person ends up being in your deer hunting camp, there’s a really good chance that all of you are going to get COVID-19” said Dr. Jeff Pothof, the Chief Quality and Safety Officer at UW Health.

Gun Deer season ends November 29th.