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FAYETTEVILLE — The trail where a jogger was fatally shot earlier this year was supposed to be closed during hunting season. But many who regularly used the trail say they were unaware that hunters were allowed in nearby woods.

Fort Bragg officials told The Fayetteville Observer that signs warning people to stay off the trail should have been visible Jan. 1 when an Army intelligence officer was killed by a hunter.

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Staff Sgt. Robert Cortes told the newspaper he runs along the All American Trail at least twice a week including the day before 33-year-old Capt. Jeremiah Sipes of Montana was shot.

Cortes says he has never seen a closed sign on the trail and didn't know that hunters were allowed to use the same land.

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