Hunter Orange is always a good idea in the hunting season.  The area can be very busy particularly on weekends and in the morning.   Weekdays and afternoons are less crowded.  However, it is not necessary to go very far down the trail and there is usually little hunting except a few duck hunters in the ponds in the first section.  In fact one could probably just set up a chair by the gate at the parking lot and wait for the bird to come out.  There is no need in any case to go further than the top of the first hill.  The biggest problem with the hunters is not being shot at, but the trail being so busy that bird is reluctant to come out in the open.  Do not leave the trail and go into the brush, of course; even Hunter Orange is no protection if you cannot be seen.
David Becher
Saint Louis
 
> Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2011 10:24:47 -0600
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> Subject: RFI Hunting at Blue Grosbeak ?
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> YUP!
> If it flies, hops, skips or jumps it's dead.
> Leave your bunny, deer or rally squirrel costumes at home.
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> http://mdc.mo.gov/seasons/hunting
>
> Seriously, rabbit, maybe deer are the big draw here.
> Wear HUNTER ORANGE.
>
> Charlene Malone
> St. Louis co.
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