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Modern Firearm Big Game Hunters re: Hunter Orange
« on: December 03, 2007, 09:08:33 PM »
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Re: Modern Firearm Big Game Hunters re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 09:23:34 PM »
Usually. 99% of the time, until I get to camp. 2006 elk hunt I finally broke down and put on my green Rubber rainsuit, screw the orange, way way way too much rain. This summer I bought an orange rubber rainsuit, guess what-no rain this year....
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Re: Modern Firearm Big Game Hunters re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007, 10:29:15 AM »
Too many drunk dumb asses not to where it.

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Re: Modern Firearm Big Game Hunters re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2007, 10:36:16 AM »
are you talking about while you're actively hunting??
being thats its the law, i wear it 100% of the time while i'm hunting. if i'm tagged out,  i usually don't wear it.
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Re: Modern Firearm Big Game Hunters re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2007, 10:39:28 AM »
If I'm hunting I wear it religiously if it is required for the state I'm in, such as here or Montana.  When I hunt Idaho I will still generally wear and orange ball cap, but do occasionally wear nothing but camo when hunting Idaho.
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Re: Modern Firearm Big Game Hunters re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2007, 01:28:22 PM »
are you talking about while you're actively hunting??
being thats its the law, i wear it 100% of the time while i'm hunting. if i'm tagged out,  i usually don't wear it.

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Re: Modern Firearm Big Game Hunters re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2007, 02:14:10 PM »
ALWAYS!  Usually a little something bright in camp too.  Heck I put it on in when I'm grouse hunting, or even hiking in September or later.  To many idiots out there. 
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Re: Modern Firearm Big Game Hunters re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2007, 02:20:55 PM »
Not in camp. But as long as I have rounds chambered I'z Orange. I like that tip about wearing it for Autum hikes. Think I'll try that.

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Re: Modern Firearm Big Game Hunters re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2007, 05:48:10 PM »
I like that tip about wearing it for Autum hikes. Think I'll try that.
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Re: Modern Firearm Big Game Hunters re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2007, 06:13:01 PM »
If required by law, I wear it while I am out of the vehicle, and I have a weapon on my persons.

Not trying to highjack the thread here, but how do you guys feel about everyone in the woods during any modern firearm hunting season, being required to wear it?  The reason I ask is because opening day of elk season this year, my friend and I are less than 40yds off a National Forest trail, guttin our elk, when we had first a jogger go by, then 4 guys on mountain bikes, and then eventually a group of senior citizens go hiking by....none of them wearing any bright colors, all dark colors.  I had one of the old ladies start to give me some crap, and I told her, Look lady, this is opening day of rifle elk hunting. We only get 9 days to hunt, so maybe they should pick a different day to hike if they were worried about getting shot...or better yet, since none of you have any bright colors or hunter orange on, maybe you should just get your *censored*es out of here, if your worried about getting shot, becuase we aren't the only two hunters up here...and some of the others might have a tendency to just shoot at any movement, thinking your an elk."  She looks at me and sez, well, we don't get nice days like this all the time.  I just looked at her, yelled PICK A DIFFERENT DAY, LADY!!!" and turned around and started walking back to finish quarterin the elk.

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Re: Modern Firearm Big Game Hunters re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2007, 09:59:51 PM »
I have to disagree with the requirement for blaze orange even though I wear it to avoid any fines. Like the post above me says.. Hikers, Joggers, Bikers, ect aren't required to wear it and theres no reason for that. My dad got in trouble a couple years ago for having a blaze orange coat that was too faded. It was pretty much like a light pumpkin/brown. The point im getting to is "what is the limit to which blaze orange can be". Its not defined anywhere so that leads me to believe that its more of a personal opinion of who ever is giving the fine to the hunter (ranger rick). Color is a certain amount of wavelength that is reflected by light. If there is no reasoning to where the line is drawn based on that and our experiences then the whole rule requiring blaze orange to be worn is baloney. If the rule isnt going to be lifted at least they need to apply it to the other users during hunting season 
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Re: Modern Firearm Big Game Hunters re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2007, 06:42:12 AM »
I agree. You aren't wearing it duck, turkey, coyote, bear, you name it. Personally I think the 400 inch requirement is bs. I would settle for an orange hat. The orange requirement is for ease of enforcement officers to find you.
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Re: Modern Firearm Big Game Hunters re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2007, 06:59:36 AM »
Well as far as gutting elk 40ft off the "established trail" ...............If indeed your were in "National Forest" I don't know the law but in Wilderness Areas you can't be shooting game that close to the trail.  You actually have to be like over 100 yrds off the trail.  I passed on shooting a bear for just that reason this year. 

I wouln't do it because I don't want all the granolas getting upset over a stinky gut pile.  Not to mention that poses an issue with bears.  In WA thats maybe not a big deal but in AK leaving animal parts near a used trail is a major no-no.

As far as orange is concerned.........Why don't bear hunters have to wear it?

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Re: Modern Firearm Big Game Hunters re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2007, 07:25:26 AM »
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As far as orange is concerned.........Why don't bear hunters have to wear it?
 

Don't know what he's thinking. It's required any time Firearms can be used except for Upland Bird. Don't know about Duck or Spring Turkey.

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The ANTI'S will hate you. They might even let the air out of your tires.

Hmm? maybe if any anti-types ask why I'm in orange I'll just have to introduce my self as "Hannibal"  :chuckle:

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Re: Modern Firearm Big Game Hunters re: Hunter Orange
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2007, 07:47:09 AM »
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Don't know what he's thinking. It's required any time Firearms can be used except for Upland Bird. Don't know about Duck or Spring Turkey.


only when hunting bears when a modern deer or elk season overlaps the bear hunt.
page 15 of the regs.
pretty sure thats what he's thinking.
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