LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — With hunting season to start soon, Union Pacific Railroad is cautioning hunters to stay away from rail lines.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said Wednesday that wildlife like to feed along the borders of freshly harvested fields, and often those areas include railroad lines.
Union Pacific says it is trespassing to walk on railroad property. A spokesman says that locomotives and railcars overhang rail lines by about three feet, which can pose a danger to someone walking along the tracks.
The company says that last year 411 people died and 361 were injured while trespassing on railroad property.
Union Pacific is planning a public information campaign to remind hunters to stay off its tracks.
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