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Do you wear hunter orange?

Yes
109 (55.6%)
Yes, but wouldn't if it weren't required by the regulations
72 (36.7%)
No
15 (7.7%)

Total Members Voted: 196

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Offline dscubame

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #90 on: December 20, 2017, 06:45:01 AM »
We also do fine in AK and AZ without it!!!

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #91 on: December 20, 2017, 07:18:38 AM »
I wear it. Don't even think twice. I only hunt in WA. If it weren't the law I'd still wear it. I want to see my partners (and vice versa), same with any others in the area.

I don't have any evidence it makes a difference with game; in my experience deer/elk vision is 99.9% keyed to movement. If they are used to spotting predators, they can see you no matter what you're wearing if you give them a chance. :twocents:

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #92 on: December 20, 2017, 07:26:04 AM »
These arguments are humorous. Most incidents, accidental, or better yet negligent, happen when you don't expect them. Thus the term accidental...so to say you've done ok without it is great. The law of averages says you will.  But if you could prevent it from happening just that one time wouldn't you want to.  :dunno: I'm an orange on during the season, if you hunt with me your wearing orange, and I'm an orange on somewhere (normally my pack) even when its not required. And the way I hunt I rarely see people, but, you never know...

I deal with a lot larger segment of the population than most, and if you've seen what I've seen, you would probably wear orange on a daily basis :chuckle:

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #93 on: December 20, 2017, 07:33:47 AM »
Statistics say I'll never have to use my personal carry in public. I still never leave home without it.  :dunno:
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #94 on: December 21, 2017, 03:26:38 AM »

Years   Fatal Incidents   Self-Inflicted Fatal Incidents
1937-1946   75                       24
1947-1956   102                       24
1957-1966   62                       16
1967-1976   56                        N/A
1977-1986   37                        N/A
1987-1996   20                        5
1997-2006   8                        2
2007-2009   5                        2
2010                   2   

Hunter Orange Has Been Required Since 9-1-1991
Hunter Education Started in WA 1957
 These are some numbers I've taken from Incident reports that I use in Hunter Ed Class. Have a couple of Charts that I couldn't get to post but these are the numbers                       

 Are these only WA numbers ? Just curious .

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #95 on: December 21, 2017, 07:30:45 AM »
I wear it to be legal. In Idaho I wear it only in certain situations like dragging out a deer, coming out after dark, etc.
 Now for my humble opinion on the safety aspect. If you drove to your hunting spot, smoke cigarettes, drink pop, eat fast food, work outside of an office, or any other activity or habit that is at least 100x more likely to kill you than getting accidentally shot I think you have greater concerns. Also, if it is about public safety, why aren't hikers, bike riders, etc also required to wear it?

Seeing orange has helped me avoid hunters in the past :tup:

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #96 on: December 21, 2017, 08:07:02 AM »
I wear it.
I don't want to get shot, and the older I get the more I realize how many idiots there are in the woods.


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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #97 on: December 21, 2017, 09:28:51 AM »
I wear and I hate it

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #98 on: December 21, 2017, 09:49:13 AM »
Jake you keep fibbing like that your nose will grow!!

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #99 on: December 21, 2017, 05:44:33 PM »
I don't know why you wouldn't want to wear it :dunno:  Been wearing it way before it was a requirement and wear it in states without the requirement. I do just plenty fine with wearing it thanks... 

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #100 on: December 22, 2017, 05:22:26 AM »

Years   Fatal Incidents   Self-Inflicted Fatal Incidents
1937-1946   75                       24
1947-1956   102                       24
1957-1966   62                       16
1967-1976   56                        N/A
1977-1986   37                        N/A
1987-1996   20                        5
1997-2006   8                        2
2007-2009   5                        2
2010                   2   

Hunter Orange Has Been Required Since 9-1-1991
Hunter Education Started in WA 1957
 These are some numbers I've taken from Incident reports that I use in Hunter Ed Class. Have a couple of Charts that I couldn't get to post but these are the numbers                       

 Are these only WA numbers ? Just curious .
Yes these are just Washington Numbers
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #101 on: December 22, 2017, 11:08:26 AM »
Prior to hunter orange during an either sex hunt,a friend almost shot a doe that turned out to be a hunter with a brown carhart coat and white rope hanging from his backside.

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #102 on: December 22, 2017, 11:40:39 AM »
I follow the law, but that argument about "if it works just once"  "if it saved just one life" I hate. If this were true you would have to get rid of your bathtub "cuz it might save one life"
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #103 on: December 22, 2017, 12:42:14 PM »
I follow the law, but that argument about "if it works just once"  "if it saved just one life" I hate. If this were true you would have to get rid of your bathtub "cuz it might save one life"
Carl

If it worked just once for you, would feel the same way?  Heck, it may have worked for you, and you didn't even know it.


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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #104 on: December 22, 2017, 01:59:49 PM »
Whats next you have to wear a hard hat in the woods in case a tree limb falls. I dont want other people to see me or see where I have been. And I dont see how anyone can call it an accident when one hunter shoots another, prosecute to the max when a shooting accrues. When your hunting 3 pt or spike only areas how the hell can someone mistake you for an elk or deer. I think its more when hunters get scared or drink to much the night before. Guns and Alcohol are not friends. 
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