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Do you wear hunter orange?

Yes
105 (54.7%)
Yes, but wouldn't if it weren't required by the regulations
72 (37.5%)
No
15 (7.8%)

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #45 on: December 19, 2017, 11:58:25 AM »
If it were really a safety issue, wouldn't EVERY user group be required to wear it?  :dunno:

No. It's required for modern and not the others because of the extreme distances modern firearms can take an animal and how hard it is to identify your target at those distances. Hunting incidents with ML or archery are extremely rare, although they do happen.


I was referring to ANYONE in the woods. Hikers, brush pickers, walking your dog, checking cows... It's not like hunters are the only group in the woods at any given time.

Regardless, it's far easier to correctly identify your target at 100 yards or under than it is at 400. When I'm out picking in the Fall, I always wear hunter orange, no matter the season.
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #46 on: December 19, 2017, 12:00:10 PM »
Some could argue that being conditioned that all hunters are wearing hunter orange may cause more accidents.  Case in point the gal in the blue coat.   If she was wearing hunter orange, she may not have been shot.  She wasnt hunting though.  The kid probably should have known his target. 

Devils advocate, I can do my own study.  Ive been shot at more while wearing orange than I have without.  :chuckle:

But were you shot at on purpose or on accident because of the orange, I believe orange definitely cuts down on the accidental shootings.

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #47 on: December 19, 2017, 12:07:58 PM »
If it were really a safety issue, wouldn't EVERY user group be required to wear it?  :dunno:

No. It's required for modern and not the others because of the extreme distances modern firearms can take an animal and how hard it is to identify your target at those distances. Hunting incidents with ML or archery are extremely rare, although they do happen.


I was referring to ANYONE in the woods. Hikers, brush pickers, walking your dog, checking cows... It's not like hunters are the only group in the woods at any given time.

Regardless, it's far easier to correctly identify your target at 100 yards or under than it is at 400. When I'm out picking in the Fall, I always wear hunter orange, no matter the season.
True, but it's also tougher to hear some rustling and then see some dark movement in the bushes at 400 than 100 or even 20 than 100.

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #48 on: December 19, 2017, 12:10:43 PM »
Look at the statistics for hunting incidents and let me know what you find.
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2017, 12:15:53 PM »
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #50 on: December 19, 2017, 12:17:08 PM »
Hats off to the hunters ed teachers out there.  Per this report Number one reason why hunting accidents are on the decline......

Hunter Education classes have generally been required under U.S. State law in order to hold hunters to the obligation to receive training in the various points required for gun safety and the responsible use of firearms before they can be given legal certification to engage in hunting activities in that State. This measure against the occurrence of hunting accidents may not be required for people born before this law has fully come into effect. According to hunter certification departments, the frequency of hunting accidents has been greatly reduced by the availability and unavoidability of these safety measures.

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #51 on: December 19, 2017, 12:17:24 PM »
I just wear it so I don't get fined.


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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #52 on: December 19, 2017, 12:18:59 PM »
My well being is more important than getting my undies in a bunch about the gov telling me what i have to do.

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #53 on: December 19, 2017, 12:20:06 PM »
Thank you Boneaddict for using the word "accident" instead of "incident."   :tup:

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #54 on: December 19, 2017, 12:21:51 PM »
Well I am not going to say I wear it all the time. Most times its nice to be way away from the roads and not have it on. It varies from state to state on the requirement.

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #55 on: December 19, 2017, 12:24:26 PM »
Thank you Boneaddict for using the word "accident" instead of "incident."   :tup:

Nice dig, BC. The word incident is purposely used in Hunter Education. Accidents are for the most part considered unavoidable. "Accidental" shootings, on the other hand, are completely avoidable if you always follow safety rules for firearm handling.
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #56 on: December 19, 2017, 12:26:53 PM »
My well being is more important than getting my undies in a bunch about the gov telling me what i have to do.

If you were full commando, you wouldn’t have to worry about either.  :)

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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #57 on: December 19, 2017, 12:28:21 PM »
My well being is more important than getting my undies in a bunch about the gov telling me what i have to do.

 :yeah: Bingo.
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #58 on: December 19, 2017, 12:39:50 PM »
Tons of great information here at this link.

http://www.atsko.com/hunter-orange-proving-the-obvious/

For those that don't want to sift through it all here is a quote from the link that really brings it home.

" Prior to mandating hunter orange statewide, the state of Maine did a landmark five-year trial in one heavily hunted county. Maine required hunters in York County to wear hunter orange starting in 1967. Looking at only those injuries that could be directly affected by hunter orange, Maine found that York County had 41 percent of the state’s visibilityrelated incidents during the five years before the one-county orange requirement, but only 23 percent in the five years after. Even if some of the Maine hunters outside York County got the safety message and wore orange, the County where virtually all hunters wore it is where the big injury reduction occurred."
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Re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #59 on: December 19, 2017, 12:56:07 PM »
 :tup:
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