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Hunter Safety -- State Blaze Orange Requirements

Submitted by:  TBC Press

Upland and big game hunters are strongly recommended to wear Hunter Orange. 

Hunters during firearm deer season and those accompanying them must wear Hunter Orange on the upper body, visible from all sides, or a Hunter Orange hat, or display 100 square inches of Hunter Orange within body reach, at shoulder level or higher, visible from all sides. 

All hunters must wear fluorescent Hunter Orange clothing with a minimum of 400 square inches of fluorescent Hunter Orange exterior, worn above the waist and visible from all sides. (Exception: Persons who are hunting upland game bird during an upland game bird season with a muzzle-loading firearm, bow and arrow or falconry.)

West Virginia
All deer hunters during deer gun season must wear at least 400 square inches of Hunter Orange on an outer garment.

All hunters during any firearms deer season must have 50% of their outer garments above the waist, including any head covering, colored Hunter Orange. (Exception: waterfowl hunters.) Wisconsin accepts camouflage orange, though solid Hunter Orange is recommended. 

All big game hunters must wear one or more exterior garments (i.e. hat, shirt, jacket, coat, vest, or sweater) of Hunter Orange. (Exception: bow hunters during special archery season.) 

Got orange? If not, now is a good time to obtain blaze orange for fall hunting. Humans can recognize blaze orange and will relate it to the presence of a human because it is a color not found in nature.

All states require hunters to wear at least 400 square inches of blaze orange on their head, chest and back when hunting during firearm season.

This directory is a guide and as rules change always check your states fish & game department for changes... 

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