Enjoy the outdoors responsibly this fall
As the temperatures start to fall and the leaves begin to change colors, it can only mean 1 thing — hunting season is near.
No matter what type of game you’re after, hunting near electrical equipment and power lines can be dangerous. This hunting season, be sure to prioritize everyone’s safety by keeping these suggestions in mind:
Don’t Shoot At Lines Or Insulators
Shooting at electrical equipment can cause major damage to the system and can also endanger the hunter. There is never a good reason to shoot at a power line.
Survey Your Surroundings
Before you decide where you want to hunt, check out the area for overhead lines. Stay safe by always assuming power lines are energized and remember that some lines may be hidden by limbs or vines. Maintain a safe distance from utility poles, substations and other equipment.
Keep safety the 1st priority and don’t attach deer stands to utility poles. Never place decoys on power lines or utility equipment.
If You See Something, Say Something
If you or anyone in your group notices downed lines or any other damaged electrical equipment, report your findings to South Alabama Electric Cooperative immediately.
Practice Hunting Safety
While being safe around power lines while hunting is important, so is practicing hunting safety in general. Be sure to prioritize firearm safety. Wear blaze orange and be aware of others hunting around you to prevent accidents. Also, familiarize yourself with local hunting regulations including seasons, bag limits and safety requirements.