And it was comforting to note that they take visitor safety seriously, as shown by this sign at the trail head:
NO HUNTING WITHIN 100 FEET OF TRAIL
Surely one hundred feet is a more than adequate safety margin for hunting around hikers. After all, how far could a bullet possibly travel?
Well, that’s where there might be a problem. A bullet fired from an average deer-hunting rifle, say a 30-06, has a maximum range of 5,675 yards–or 3.22 miles.