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Classifieds & Organizations => Washington State Bowhunters => Topic started by: brennanmcgee on May 10, 2021, 01:53:57 PM

Title: Wearing Orange?
Post by: brennanmcgee on May 10, 2021, 01:53:57 PM
So, first post on this forum. I purchased my first compound bow last year, and had intended to go hunting in the fall. Due to the craziness of COVID and teaching from home I decided to skip, and go this year instead. I've been wondering, are bow hunters required to wear blaze orange? And if not, do you wear blaze orange when hunting?

Note: I did do a forum search on this topic, but the threads were pretty old.
Title: Re: Wearing Orange?
Post by: vandeman17 on May 10, 2021, 01:55:46 PM
blaze orange is not required when archery hunting during archery season. If you bow hunt during modern season it would be
Title: Re: Wearing Orange?
Post by: trophyhunt on May 10, 2021, 02:39:49 PM
And to answer the second part of your question, no, I donít or any of my friends wear orange during bow seasons.
Title: Re: Wearing Orange?
Post by: OutHouse on May 10, 2021, 03:31:10 PM
Agree with the above. I don't wear it during archery but if I was in an area with a lot of bear hunters I would put it on. Not knocking bear hunters at all but people get confused with bears all the time. I think there has been at least a few fatalities in this state alone in the last 10-15 years.
Title: Re: Wearing Orange?
Post by: Pac_NW on August 26, 2021, 10:59:40 AM
The state regs do have a handful of GMU's that do require blaze orange/pink during archery season because it overlaps with a second deer tag that allows MF. Those are specifically called out, if you are not in one of those areas, you're good to go!
Title: Re: Wearing Orange?
Post by: builtfordtough on August 26, 2021, 11:28:23 AM
Read the regulations and know what unit you are going to hunt. It will tell you everything you need to know.
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