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When do you wear orange?

Old 11-09-2008, 06:53 AM
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When hunting, when do you where camo and when do you wear orange? I went to walmart and most things were camo. I don't want to get shot.

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Old 11-09-2008, 07:31 AM
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When hunting, when do you where camo and when do you wear orange? I went to walmart and most things were camo. I don't want to get shot.

Thanks.

Check your states regulations. Some states require it some don't. In Illinois you have to have it on in the field during any firearm season. A vest with 400 sq. inches minimum and a blaze orange hat.
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:37 AM
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in Michigan you have to wear it during Gun Season....and cant be just a hat, have to have a certain percent of your body orange...
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:52 AM
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How much is 500 square inches above the waist? Just a jacket?
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:55 AM
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500 square inches? is that what you are required? heck a vest would cover that.
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:28 AM
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in virginia we only have to wear orange during the rifle/shotgun season. bow and muzzleloader its not required
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:37 AM
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I wear an orange vest and cap always during rifle season.
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:46 AM
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A 15" X 15" square = 225 square inches. So any sort of vest with a front & rear panel 15" X 15" would be 450 square inches.

Can't speak for other state's regulations but here in Illinois the orange is required to be solid orange. So no camo-pattern camo or back patches or anything like that. That goes for hats also.

Here's the wording..........

Blaze Orange Clothing Requirements
It is unlawful to
hunt deer with any firearm when
not wearing a solid blaze orange cap/hat and an
upper outer garment displaying at least 400
square inches of solid blaze orangematerial.
NOTE:
Camouflage blaze orangematerial does notmeet
the requirements.
Another newer regulation here is when using a ground blind on public land you must displaya minimum of 400 square inches of blaze orangeon the outside of the blind visable from all directions.

Here's that wording..........


Blaze Orange Requirement – Ground Blinds on Public
Hunting Areas. It is unlawful to use or occupy a
ground blind during any firearm deer season on public
land unless at least 400 square inches of solid vivid
blaze orange material is securely attached to the uppermost
portion of the blind and a substantial amount
of orange is visible for 360 degrees.
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