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Old 06-20-2005, 01:54 PM
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There was a post several months about the effects of wearing hunters orange while deer hunting. I cannot seem to find that post. If anyone can find that post and post a link it would be greatly appreciated.

Can deer see a hunter in a treestand wearing a hunters orange vest?
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Old 06-20-2005, 02:23 PM
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http://www.whitetail.com/camo1.html

Here's a link on camo (hawaiian shirt one) I'n not sure if this is what you're looking for or not. here's the thread link http://forum.hunting.net/asppg/tm.asp?m=975119&mpage=2&key=orangeunder the title "Putting camo into perspective"
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Old 06-20-2005, 05:25 PM
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IMO if it's blaze camo you should be OK.and not shiney
During gun season I have to use blaze orange camo and I have had them look right at me and go back to feeding .

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Old 06-20-2005, 05:28 PM
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We have to wear 500 inches of blaze orange.
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Old 06-20-2005, 08:23 PM
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IMO if it's blaze camo you should be OK.and not shiney
I tend to agree. Now, does a vest cover 500 square inches? I know that a hat and a small vest cover the 250 square inch requirement for PA hunting but would think you would at least need a full sized vest and hat to come close to covering 500 inches.

As always, I think it depends on the situation though. If you are not moving around much and you aren't in front of a dark background then I think you would be fine with what you mentioned.
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Old 06-20-2005, 08:27 PM
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IMO if it's blaze camo you should be OK.and not shiney
I tend to agree. Now, does a vest cover 500 square inches? I know that a hat and a small vest cover the 250 square inch requirement for PA hunting but would think you would at least need a full sized vest and hat to come close to covering 500 inches.

As always, I think it depends on the situation though. If you are not moving around much and you aren't in front of a dark background then I think you would be fine with what you mentioned.
If I remember right, Washington State's modern firearms hunters are required to wear 500 sq. inches of blaze orange as well and a regular sized vest and hat meet this requirment.
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Old 06-20-2005, 10:08 PM
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Hmm, I measured my vest and the regular $2 orange vest has over 500 inches of orange.
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Old 06-21-2005, 02:20 AM
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I dye a deer hide and wear it
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:51 AM
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Zak, it all depends. If you just buy one at Bass Pro and take it out to hunt that evening the deer will see the uv lights in the material. However, if you wash it in a uv killer the deers only chance to see you is through movement. They will notice the seperation in camo across your chest. Thats just for a solid orange vest though. A camo orange vest will resolve that problem.
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Old 06-21-2005, 08:14 AM
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deer are basically color blind,
they cant see the orange like we do,
what they do see is patterns,
wearing a solid color of any color is more noticeable than a breakup pattern with hunter orange in it,
hunter orange isnot required here in NY, i still wear Hunter orange as much as possible,
even on my own property,
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