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Old 06-06-2021, 07:29 PM
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Question Oklahoma doesn't require hunter orange for feathered critters.

Will hunter orange spook dove, duck and/or pheasant?

Some hunters might want to wear it for safety anyway though the law might not require it in some cases. Some hunters may also have a hunter orange vest and baseball hat for deer because it is required for big game and want to uses the same gear for dove also to save space and money. There is also camouflage orange too. Would the following hat and shirt allow other hunters to see you but not spook dove?
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Old 06-07-2021, 03:30 AM
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Stop, please, just stop!!!!! What you posted is wrong. Small game hunters must wear fluorescent orange material above the waist if they are hunting small game during any big game season.

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Originally Posted by AlongCameJones View Post
Will hunter orange spook dove, duck and/or pheasant?
No. It wonít.
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Old 06-07-2021, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Nomercy448 View Post
No. It won’t.
Thank you, nomercy, for a straight answer to a straight question. I might only have to worry about being ribbed by others should I show up to a dove shoot in orange gear. I have yet to see one video or picture of a dove shooter in orange. Remember that quip about a guy who showed up with a can of worms to a river fly-fishing outing with friends? Why camo orange? To break up my body and conceal slight movement to the bird's eyes.

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Old 06-07-2021, 01:09 PM
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since NO one knows what a dove can or cannot see for certian
I go by saying, NO orange won;'t really hurt you, but can add some safety to you being seen by HUMANS
most all wildlife see's movements more than colors

its HUNTERS that feel more like hunters that like camo ,more than its proven to do any help!

more of a feeling the part, which in many cases then makes you DO better due to you have more confidence in things
marketing is BIG on selling things to hunters and hunters are suckers for gadgets and anything that MIGHT give them an edge
and they spend the money to prove it time and time again on gadgets and new and improved camo patterns , due to again marketing IMO!

the plus side of things, is many GREAT garments and hunting clothing just happen to come in camo, so, its not like its a useless buy at times, some is very high quality items
some NOT so much !

I recall decades ago, when TINK"S scents was selling SCENT to attract Turkeys, and hunters bought it?
HUMM< wonder why it didn;t last long , HAHA!
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Old 06-07-2021, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by mrbb View Post
since NO one knows what a dove can or cannot see for certian
I go by saying, NO orange won;'t really hurt you, but can add some safety to you being seen by HUMANS
most all wildlife see's movements more than colors

its HUNTERS that feel more like hunters that like camo ,more than its proven to do any help!

more of a feeling the part, which in many cases then makes you DO better due to you have more confidence in things
marketing is BIG on selling things to hunters and hunters are suckers for gadgets and anything that MIGHT give them an edge
and they spend the money to prove it time and time again on gadgets and new and improved camo patterns , due to again marketing IMO!

the plus side of things, is many GREAT garments and hunting clothing just happen to come in camo, so, its not like its a useless buy at times, some is very high quality items
some NOT so much !

I recall decades ago, when TINK"S scents was selling SCENT to attract Turkeys, and hunters bought it?
HUMM< wonder why it didn;t last long , HAHA!
Yes, I believe today's 'hunters' are wasting their money on too much unneeded stuff to the delight of vendors peddling all this excess baggage.
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Old 06-10-2021, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldtimr View Post
Stop, please, just stop!!!!! What you posted is wrong. Small game hunters must wear fluorescent orange material above the waist if they are hunting small game during any big game season.
Page 43 of the PGC hunting digest 2020-2021 states that fluorescent orange is not required for waterfowl or dove hunters. But as a Hunter/Trapper Safety instructor I strongly recommend it for hunting doves.
The thumbnail pic you posted per the PGC requirements of 250 square inches on head, chest and back (when required) those items would not fit the requirement.

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Old 06-11-2021, 08:31 AM
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I've never seen anybody get teased for wearing hunter orange while hunting. Most hunter are more focused on their hunt than in trying to enforce some kind of dress code. I've also never seen anybody wear camo orange. Not saying somebody somewhere doesn't. Just that I've never seen it.
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Old 06-11-2021, 07:46 PM
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Here itís one article of orange during moose season or deer season. Other than that itís not required to hunt small game..
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Old 06-12-2021, 06:37 AM
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I own some Orange camo,. it was a much more popular in the early late 80's and early 90's
but since then, most states really relaxed there rules/laws on the requirement of wearing hunter orange, so as such, just finding basic all orange winter outerwear is growing harder and harder , due to so few want to wear it
the average human hunting prefers to wear CAMO, and feel more like a hunter IMO LOL
and sine hunting accidents tend to be low, and haven't seen many that show stat's of wearing camo to orange being a factor in an ACCIDENT!
I doubt anyone will go back to the days when army's of ALL orange hunters went hunting on opening day

back in PA's hay day's
on average a million hunters would enter the woods in orange, pretty much head to toe in it on opening day of deer rifle season(MI as well)

times have changed now, as you almost never see anyone dressed all in orange, the MIN amount fo orange is more popular it seems to me!
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