Many of you played it safe this deer season.
The Game and Fish Department reports there were no injury accidents this deer hunting season.
Last year there were 5 hunting related incidents, 2 being fatalities and in 2010 there were 14
Zach Peterson is the hunter education coordinator for the North Dakota Game and Fish.
Peterson says less hunting pressure and more advertisements about safety during the hunting season are big factors for drop in accidents.
He says so far only one incident has been reported this year and that was during pheasant season.
(Zach Peterson / Hunters Safety Coordinator) "High powered rifles that go a long ways, that go a long distance. So anytime you are using a high powered rifle you have special considerations to make in regards to other firearms. It is always good to get out of the deer season accident free, but we have a while to go here. Pheasant season goes into January and we also have archery and muzzleloader seasons going on yet to. There is still a ways to go and safety has to be on the foremost of your memory when you are going out there."
North Dakota's deer gun season closed yesterday.