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Old 09-20-2007, 06:05 PM
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Idaho-hunter orange?


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DOes Idaho require hunter orange during elk/mulie season? The last time I hunted Idaho was a few years ago and we didn't need orange for spring bear.

Gotta know what to pack.

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Old 09-20-2007, 07:46 PM
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No, it's not required, but I'd highly recommend it. I teach hunter education here, so I might be biased.

Seriously, though, all but one hunting-related shooting fatality I'm aware of in the state have been people NOT wearing orange. The one guy who was shot while wearing orange was killed under somewhat suspicious circumstances, IIRC, but no charges were ever filed.

OK, I'm off my hunter's ed soapbox.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:31 PM
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Lots of guys here don't wear orange or red because it's not required, but If you've ever had someone check you out with a rifle scope you'd think well about what IDShooter said.

I used to wear just camo and a couple of times when I'm glassing the area with binocs I've found someone with a riflescope pointed right at me.

It's a gut wrenching feeling. It's also why I try to teach my grandkids and fellow hunters to never use the riflescope for anything but shooting at game. That's what binocs and spotting scopes are for.

I just shudder at the thought of someone looking at me thru a rifle scope with a 2 pound trigger between me and a bullet coming at me. Wear a red or orange hat at least. I've never seen one on a deer or elk.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:49 PM
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It's required here in WA, so I've no shortage of orange shirts, vests, hats, coats and gloves.

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Old 09-24-2007, 06:26 PM
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fwiw, i started wearing blaze camo a while back regardless where or when i hunt. all indications are that people see me while animals do not.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:19 PM
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Not required but I atleast wear a orange cap! My upland vest has orange as well! We unfortunately have to many fools that use there scopes to find game here! Stupid yes! Dangerous most definately!
I always keep my back to a very big tree or rock!
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:39 PM
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Quote:
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I always keep my back to a very big tree or rock!
That must make it very hard to move around...

I know what you mean, I'm just funnin' you!
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