Please be advised that it is legal for hunters to hunt in the Monument Preserve and surrounding National Forest. While we do not encounter hunters in the Monument Preserve proper very frequently it is legal and apparently there was a hunter in the Preserve this morning hunting deer or elk. You might want to wear hunter orange or something similar until the end of hunting season – which appears to be 11/16 for Deer and Elk rifle hunting in the Game Management Unit for the area .
If you are a hunter or know one that operates in the area please remember that the Preserve is laced with trails and trail users at all times of day – most of whom are under the impression that no hunting occurs there.
Thanks and please be careful out there!