Macedonia have 256 hunting regions. Autumn is hunting season, and hikers should be aware and take some steps to help ensure their own safety.
Tips to stay safe when you're hiking during hunting season:
1. Wear bright clothing
Make yourself more visible. Choose colors that stand out, like red, orange or green, and avoid blacks, browns, earth-toned greens and animal-colored clothing.
2. Make noise
Whistle, sing or carry on a conversation as you walk to alert hunters to your presence. Sound carries well across mountain basins, and hunters should be listening for any sounds of animal movement.
3. Make yourself known
If you do hear shooting, raise your voice and let hunters know that you are in the vicinity.
4. Know when hunting seasons are
Continue to hike, but learn about where and when hunting is taking place.
5. Know your own comfort level
If hunting makes you uneasy, choose a hike in a location where hunting is not allowed, such as a national park.