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Re: Hunter orange for rifle bear hunting
« Reply #75 on: April 15, 2024, 07:47:30 AM »
I really don't care too much one way or the other if I have to wear orange while bear hunting. Back in the hound hunting days we didn't have to wear orange until late in the season if I remember right. When you go to another state you have to follow that state rules. I know Montana wants X amount of orange when you're in the field even bird hunting with the exceptions of ducks and geese and other waterfowl . If anything it tells me what kind of a pumpkin patch I'm in. does anybody remember the old outdoor life magazines or field and stream when the bow hunters had red mackinaws, didn't seem to bother their hunts much.

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Re: Hunter orange for rifle bear hunting
« Reply #76 on: April 15, 2024, 10:14:02 AM »
 I'm sure I gave the impression that I have a problem with wearing orange. Wearing orange doesn't bother me in the least. In fact, I look good in it and it seems to go well with my complexion. It seems as though, I've been wearing blaze orange forever. I can remember being in the hills with a dark red wool coat with a boy scout patch on it in 1987. I remember this because a couple hunters spotted me at a distance and did a three stooges skit before quickly disappearing. They might have thought I was a warden because of the patch on my coat. I saw a guy (about 400 lbs.) in the hills wearing a head to toe blaze orange jump suit. You can't miss that. If everyone was forced to wear blaze anything head to toe, no one would ever get shot.
 As long as there's hunters in the field that are there so intent on killing something that they'll shoot at a movement in the brush, take long distance shots without being absolutely positive of their target, then wearing blaze orange, hot pink or why not florescent lime green only makes sense. Also, just a fwiw, the state couldn't care any less about your rights. They don't enact rules and laws for you, the individual, they develop them for the masses and unfortunately these days, those masses include some really stupid people. People that don't think before they act. People that don't make sure their prescription glasses are up to date and they can actually see out of them. There's probably more reasons but the point is, you don't know who you're going to run into out there.
 I hunt four miles behind a gate and over the last 30 years, I've seen maybe a dozen other hunters during my time in the hills. I'm sure I could get away with not wearing a blaze orange vest but why would I. I hope to have a few more years to hunt and if some *censored* with a gun decides I look like a deer or a bear, maybe if that deer or bear is wearing a blaze orange vest, they'll go about their day and I'll live to hunt tomorrow.
 I do believe that if the state wants to make the case that wearing blaze orange is for safety, then allowing non-hunters in the field during hunting seasons without the same restrictions, makes it seem a bit disingenuous.

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Re: Hunter orange for rifle bear hunting
« Reply #77 on: April 16, 2024, 12:31:37 PM »
I personally wear a hat that has orange mesh on back
But if I was made to wear it I probably wouldn’t lol

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Re: Hunter orange for rifle bear hunting
« Reply #78 on: April 16, 2024, 12:32:33 PM »
As per the just released news release, looks like the Director did not approve the staff proposal for orange requirement for bears/cats, so back to the normally scheduled programming.  Thank You, Director Susewind.

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Re: Hunter orange for rifle bear hunting
« Reply #79 on: April 16, 2024, 12:55:12 PM »
Wait so they are publishing rule changes that aren’t really the rules? 😂

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Re: Hunter orange for rifle bear hunting
« Reply #80 on: April 16, 2024, 05:29:32 PM »
Someone needs to figure this out

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Re: Hunter orange for rifle bear hunting
« Reply #81 on: April 16, 2024, 05:42:05 PM »
Wait so they are publishing rule changes that aren’t really the rules? 😂

Someone probably clicked on the wrong file with the first release
Not surprising...it's wdfw.
Lucky we didn't get someone's Costco shopping list. Or the list of people perma banned from drawing special tags :chuckle:
 

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Re: Hunter orange for rifle bear hunting
« Reply #84 on: April 16, 2024, 07:28:29 PM »
Looks like a good decision on the directors part.
Cause I won't buy a tag if they require it.

I burned my licence in the wood stove back in March before my license year was up.
Probably not buying one,so my opinion is mute.

I'd think there would be alot of guys not buying if they go with a hunter orange requirement.


« Last Edit: April 16, 2024, 07:47:04 PM by hunter399 »
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