Local residents are more likely to hear the sounds of running hounds and perhaps gunfire this week, it is no call for alarm its only the opening week of hunting season. Hounds have a hard time reading no trespassing signs, but normally when chasing a bear or other wild game they pass through the area quickly. Landowners cooperation is encouraged. The hunting regulations call for hunters to have written permission to be on a land owners property. Most hunters will respect the property for which they get permission to hunt. Getting the written permission gives the land owner a name and phone number to call in case something is damaged or trash is left behind. Squirrell and Bear season is open, check the regulations for additional details. Ignorance of the law is absolutely no excuse and carry no weight with the game warden.