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Old 12-18-2006, 11:59 PM
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The R licience requires a hunter to use a bright orange piece of clothing ,
I would imagine the game would see it very easily and scare it off. any thoughts on this matter would be greatly appreciated thank you
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:27 AM
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I dont think it would matter what colour you wear as long as that orange peice isnt reflective.Orange cams work well,i did notice it was very easy to see my mate though.I dont know exactly how different animals see,but it usually doesnt matter what colour im wearing as long as it doesnt reflect.It is probably a big can of worms as far as personal opinions go???
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Some animals see colour as we do, some see it in shades of grey and some see it in monochromatic ( Black and white )
Deer for example see it in shades of greys so the bright colours are not as obvious to them as to us humans. The bright orange is obvious to us but to the stag / doe , its just a series of shades of grey -
Has to do with the receptors in the back of the eyeball - humans and deer have different receptors - Ain't nature grand
I have always hunted with a bright red or orange hat on my head - that way i can be seen but not seen. And ive shoot more than a few deer who were looking directly at me at the time, they can see me but they can define me.
Its also why in the US its mandatory in most states to wear orange - stops hunters being shot by other over enthusiastic hunters ( sometimes)
- they do lose one now and then as some idjit doesnt bother to check who/what he is actually shooting at. Has happened here in Victoria Aust. - Moral of the story tho, always identify what your shooting at or dont shoot at all !!! - Buck fever can be fatal for other than the buck.
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Old 12-19-2006, 09:37 AM
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The above post pretty well states the use of orange for hunting.

It does not seem to affect wildlife (except birds, which can distinguish colors better than we can) as long as it isn't reflective. A wool or felt material will not shine such as a nylon or other synthetic material. Also, garments or material should not be laundered in detergents than have "brightners" in them. There is a school of thought that animals may be able to detect things in the UV spectrum and brighter colors would stand out more.

My state doesn't mandate the wearing of orange, so I hunt in either faded camo clothing or jeans and earth colored shirts. There is a square of orange cloth in my daypack to mark where game is down for pick up. Used to tie it onto the game when carrying it out, but am too old to be backpacking game any more, so it serves to flag where the animal is down, now.
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Old 12-19-2006, 10:01 PM
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I shot a turkey wearing white tennis shoes, once. Just had to keep my feet still.

Never felt that hunter orange caused any problems for me in the field.
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:44 AM
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I shot a turkey wearing white tennis shoes, once. Just had to keep my feet still.

In Pennsylvania they don't allow turkeys to wear shoes of any sort. I think they feel it gives them an unfair advantage. I think tennis shoes would be particularly effective for the turkeys.
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Old 12-20-2006, 01:18 PM
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OK, Mike -

Guess you'd better explain yourself!
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OK, Mike -

Guess you'd better explain yourself!
It's actually quite sporting. More difficult than you would think to put those little shoes on the turkey, before you hunt them....
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I honestly don't know if most of our game animals (excluding birds) are really color blind or just not proramed to understand the importance of color.

Works out to much the same thing. doesn't it...either they can't see the hunter's orange or they can see if but it doesn't raise any danger (or any other) associations.

But a soild square(like the front of back view of a vest) of any one color kind of stand out in the mottled background of the woods...could be ornage, yelow, white, or just plane old forest green; geometric shapes just don't belong and show motion better than irregular shapes.
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I honestly don't know if most of our game animals (excluding birds) are really color blind or just not proramed to understand the importance of color.

Works out to much the same thing. doesn't it...either they can't see the hunter's orange or they can see if but it doesn't raise any danger (or any other) associations.

But a soild square(like the front of back view of a vest) of any one color kind of stand out in the mottled background of the woods...could be ornage, yelow, white, or just plane old forest green; geometric shapes just don't belong and show motion better than irregular shapes.
Now that is someting I had not considered and is very useful info!
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Old 12-23-2006, 10:55 PM
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I am thinking fluro colours may reflect some form of light that an animal may be able to see in daylight .
We know they illuminate in the dark when light hits them any thoughts on this matter please
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Anything that has light gathering or shiny surfaces will reflect enough to cause an animal to notice, if it hasn't been there before.
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Old 12-24-2006, 04:17 PM
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Now that is someting I had not considered and is very useful info!
Get the required area of orange in TAPE and add it to an exisiting jacket in a criss-cross type of non-pattern (realizing that where ever the tape lies on top of tape, you lose area, so may want to be creative and not end up area-short). Meet the requirments, but it's an irregular shape.
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In Pennsylvania they don't allow turkeys to wear shoes of any sort. I think they feel it gives them an unfair advantage. I think tennis shoes would be particularly effective for the turkeys.


I've had the same trouble over here when they started making Kevlar avalible to Roos ! (It's not that I've ever been known to miss a shot )

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