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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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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2017, 08:47:52 AM »
 :) I follow the regulations, does not matter what I think.
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2017, 08:50:21 AM »
I did get some pretty funny looks this year when I switched to fluorescent pink fletches on my arrows. :rolleyes:  It wasn't a fashion statement, they really do stand out in flight.
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2017, 08:54:23 AM »
Once in awhile Ill wear it.  If I think its necessary
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2017, 08:55:35 AM »
During modern elk or deer, I would like to be able have the option. I would still wear it while hiking but if I was to sit in either a stand, ground blind or something like that, I prefer to take it off.
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2017, 08:57:21 AM »
I wear it during modern seasons with no regrets or concerns. I can't think of a downside.
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2017, 09:03:11 AM »
I wear it during modern seasons with no regrets or concerns. I can't think of a downside.

Downside is people looking at you through their scope

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2017, 09:04:42 AM »
Hiking through the woods in the colockum during general elk rifle, me with my old man's remington, nice wood stock showing years of wear shouldered with my sling.  Every Tom, Dick and Harry just hoping to see a true spike and hear comes a super smooth dark brown stock of my rifle coming through the woods.  :yike:

I want as much orange on as possible.
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2017, 09:08:50 AM »
Its sad that modern firearm seasons have come to this and forced us to have this discussion. I switched to archery years ago and love it. When I do hunt modern in this state it is pretty much only late buck which entails me sitting in a stand majority of the time.

Idaho doesn't require it and when I hunt there, I don't wear it. I do pack a vest with me for when I kill an animal. I put it over my pack when hauling out my critter but that's it.
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2017, 09:10:07 AM »
I can't recall an incident in Washington of someone being accidentally shot who was wearing hunter orange.

The number of fatal shootings involving hunters averages less than one per year in Washington. Prior to hunter orange being required the number was much higher.
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2017, 09:13:03 AM »
Where does the government say you have to wear hunters orange? Isn't that a state law?

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2017, 09:24:11 AM »
 :dunno:  State guberment.   You know the one that oks marijuana use but makes you wear seatbelts and helmets and brightly colored clothes



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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2017, 09:24:19 AM »
People get killed every year by Hunter's not identifying their target. I don't want to be a statistic. Some orange on me even when not required.

 :yeah:  And my sons are required to wear more than I do.  yeah yeah it's a do as a say thing I know.
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2017, 09:26:54 AM »
What I dislike is the term "hunter orange".  When did the color become "hunter" orange. 

When I took hunter ed back in the 70's it was called blaze orange.

I think the term florescent orange is used sometimes or hi-vis orange.  I guess I'm just against change, and I'd prefer to keep referring to it as blaze orange.  But then, I guess I'm just old.........  :)
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2017, 09:59:20 AM »
Where does the government say you have to wear hunters orange? Isn't that a state law?
That is a distinction without a difference. 

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2017, 10:12:43 AM »
So, did negligent shootings decrease because of blaze orange or because of hunter's ed?  They sort of came around at the same time. 

I wear during mod deer and elk.  I even add extra during deer when walking back to the car--too many drunks out there.