Don’t aim at electrical equipment
As various North Dakota hunting seasons approach, please remember that electrical insulators, conductors, and electrical equipment are NOT on the hunting list. Cass County Electric Cooperative encourages hunters to be aware of electrical equipment while enjoying the great outdoors this season.
Hunters and other gun owners should not shoot near or toward power lines, power poles, and substations. A stray bullet can cause damage to equipment, could be deadly to the shooter, and could potentially interrupt electric service to large areas.
Be aware of what’s behind that big buck, or it might cost big bucks. Repairs can be costly, and damages cause outages to our members. As a not-for-profit cooperative owned by the members, we all share in this expense.
We encourage experienced hunters familiar with the area to identify the locations of utility properties and equipment to young or new hunters in their group and remind them to avoid shooting toward these facilities. Enjoy the great outdoors. Just be sure to hunt only what’s in season.
Hunting safety tips:
Do not shoot at or near power lines or insulators.
Familiarize yourself with the location of power lines and equipment on land where you hunt.
Take notice of warning signs and keep clear of electrical equipment.
Do not place deer stands on utility poles or climb poles. Energized lines and equipment on the poles can conduct electricity through anyone who comes in contact with them, causing shock or electrocution.
Do not shoot at or near birds perching on utility lines. That goes for any type of firearm, including pistols, rifles, or shotguns.
Do not place decoys on utility equipment. Anything attached to a pole besides utility equipment can pose an obstruction – and a serious hazard – to electric cooperative employees as they perform utility operations.