A question on hunter orange

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Bill Nagle, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    If im on my farm anytime during gun season. I have my orange hat on. Even if im on my tractor. A LOT of idiots in the woods with guns.
     
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  2. aaronc

    aaronc 10 pointer

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    Yep I agree,...but overall I don't see basically any. You are also a hunter,...a lot of full time farmers don't hunt at all and don't put on anything special in the mornings.
     
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  3. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 10 pointer

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    Ok so hijack question, sorry OP. What about while in the stand? Gotta keep the orange on or can it be taken off?
     
  4. littleboots

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  5. Carl

    Carl 12 pointer

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    I even put hunter orange on the top of my blind. You never know when some idiot will shoot at a deer with your blind in the background. o_O
     
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  6. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    I had a buddy get a ticket for taking off his orange hat and putting it in his lap. CO told him I see you have a orange hat but you got it on the wrong head.
     
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  7. Bill Nagle

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    I got tagged in georgia for that one....gotta leave it on
     
  8. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    Dr. Henry Jones said it best on one of his rabbit hunting videos...we all wear our orange that way if one of us gets shot we know it was murder.
     
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  9. aaronc

    aaronc 10 pointer

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    I agree....but apparently if your in the Bardstown area they still seem to think it can be an accident. So really it just depends ;)
     
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  10. 00noturkey

    00noturkey 10 pointer

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    during deer season, i will wear hunter orange in the woods. just to many trigger happy people out there that know nothing of how to hunt. city slickers, hear something, take a shot, in the direction, to kill a friend, or a son, so to speak. in the woods, wear something orange. i dont think it should be a law that non hunters be required to wear orange. i will though...
     
  11. 00noturkey

    00noturkey 10 pointer

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    lots of stray bullets, in bardstown, aint there?
     
  12. aaronc

    aaronc 10 pointer

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    All I know is what I see,..I'm close enough that I have known and worked with several from over there over the years. I was pretty taken aback with the fact that KSP had called the "hunter orange shooting" a hunting accident,...or that's what they said last I had seen of it. I wouldn't have been so surprised if that had come from some of the local departments,........but KSP ? I mean come on. Swamp Beagler said it,...if ya get shot we know it was murder,..common sense to me. Heck if I know,.....they do have a nice gun shop there so I guess it's a nice place to visit,..but I ain't gonna live there ;)
     
  13. 00noturkey

    00noturkey 10 pointer

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    Heck Yea. i'm close enough as is. i'm glad i dont know nothing, about what goes on, there. it might make a TV show someday.. similar to Dallas.. i think they already had one, based on ky., but loaded it with so many commercials, i quit watching it. o_O
    which gun shop are ya referring to?
     
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  14. aaronc

    aaronc 10 pointer

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    The guy used to be in the older part of town in an old store that sold country hams,...new store has been there probably a decade or so....it's not far from the Bluegrass Parkway.
     
  15. shaman

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    You are required to wear Hunter Orange if:

    1) You are hunting during a firearm-related deer season. That means if you hunt squirrel during Deer rifle season, you need to wear orange.
    2) You are accompanying a hunter during said seasons, but are not hunting yourself.
    3) If you are attempting to recover a deer.

    Now, having covered what's legal, let's go into what's safe. Whether you are a hunter or not, whether you are hunting or not, I would on as much orange as possible and keep it on during all firearms-related deer seasons. If you go out to the mailbox? Wear orange. Raking leaves? Wear orange. Basically, from October 1 to New Years, it makes sense to wear at least an orange hat no matter what you are doing. If you're going to be away from the house-- in a field or in the woods, you probably need to wear a hat and a vest.

    The reason is not so much because rifle hunters are morons, but it really helps us, conscientious guys. I can see a hunter in a legal amount of orange over a mile. They look like an orange firefly at that distance. If I'm out deer hunting and I see a hint of orange on the next ridge, I'm going to make a mental note of that. I'm not going to fire in that direction.

    I try and make sure my shots on deer are 100% safe. I make sure there is ground visible behind the deer. I don't take shots at running deer. I hunt in the middle of my property and stay away from the fences. Still, if I knew there was a hunter in rough line with my shot, I'd hold up and wait for the deer to move.
     
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