DEC Urges Safe Hunting This Weekend

November 12, 2013 Updated Nov 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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November 12, 2013 Updated Nov 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM EDT

SPRINGVILLE, NY (WKBW-TV) - The first snow of the season has already occurred and hunters are itching to get out into the woods. Saturday marks the beginning of shotgun season across western New York and the Department of Environmental Conservation is stressing the importance of safety.

Eyewitness news stopped by S&S Taxidermy Tuesday afternoon where a number of hunters were putting the finishing touches on their guns. We asked them for a few tips to stay safe while on the hunt.

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