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Game and Fish reminding hunters of safety after four deadly accidents last season

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Saturday kicks off Modern Gun Season. Arkansas Game and Fish wants to remind the hundreds of thousands hunters heading into the Arkansas deer woods to stay safe.

Four people died last year while hunting. One victim was out of sight of the shooter. Another happened when someone carelessly handled a rifle. A hunter fell from a tree stand and died from his injuries. A hunter failed to identify a deer and hit a person instead.

Game and Fish, however, only want to these stories to encourage people to be safe so that hunting remains an enjoyable activity.

"People get to go to their deer camps and they get to hang out together. It's just a good family time. Good friend time and they just enjoy it," said wildlife officer Crystal Blakley.

For hunting safety recommendations from the Game and Fish, click here.