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Orange Law

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:36 pm

Here in Michigan, during the gun deer season we are required to wear a hat, jacket, cap or vest of "highly visible hunter's orange". Fifty (50) percent or more of the garment in question is required to be orange. This year I wore an orange vest and hat... what's the law in your home state, and how much do you wear?

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Re: Orange Law

Unread postby Spysar » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:56 pm

There is no "orange" law in NY. I go in full camo for every season. I feel like I stick out like a turd in a punch bowl when I wear orange.
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Re: Orange Law

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:06 pm

Spysar wrote:There is no "orange" law in NY. I go in full camo for every season. I feel like I stick out like a turd in a punch bowl when I wear orange.


orange definitely sticks out- did not know NY was orange free!

I think orange is a reasonable thing to wear here in Michigan during gun season on lower peninsula public land.
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Re: Orange Law

Unread postby cornfedkiller » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:03 pm

NY has no orange law?? Even during gun season?? :shock:

Here in MN, the visible portion of our hat, and the outer clothing above our waist excluding sleeves and gloves must be orange during firearms and muzzleloader seasons. Small game hunting requires one article of orange above the waist.

I wear an orange stocking cap and a Realtree orange vest when required. I also have an orange overlay for my heater body suit for if I wear that during gun season.
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Re: Orange Law

Unread postby PLB » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:40 pm

50% of your upper body in WI. You don't have to wear a hat but if you do it has to be orange? :? I hope everyone with gray or white hair wears a hat!! :lol:
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Re: Orange Law

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:30 am

cornfedkiller wrote:I wear an orange stocking cap and a Realtree orange vest when required. I also have an orange overlay for my heater body suit for if I wear that during gun season.


I've got a couple of orange stocking caps myself. Your HBS is awesome for staying on stand for lengthy periods, those things do an excellent job in cold weather.

Public Land Beast wrote:50% of your upper body in WI. You don't have to wear a hat but if you do it has to be orange? :? I hope everyone with gray or white hair wears a hat!! :lol:


:lol: they'd better wear one if they're on Michigan public land, PLB!
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Re: Orange Law

Unread postby JRM6868 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:29 am

In Ohio you have to wear a vest,coat jacket or coveralls that are either solid hunter orange or camoflauge hunter orange.
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Re: Orange Law

Unread postby PLB » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:46 am

Singing Bridge wrote:
cornfedkiller wrote:I wear an orange stocking cap and a Realtree orange vest when required. I also have an orange overlay for my heater body suit for if I wear that during gun season.


I've got a couple of orange stocking caps myself. Your HBS is awesome for staying on stand for lengthy periods, those things do an excellent job in cold weather.

Public Land Beast wrote:50% of your upper body in WI. You don't have to wear a hat but if you do it has to be orange? :? I hope everyone with gray or white hair wears a hat!! :lol:


:lol: they'd better wear one if they're on Michigan public land, PLB!

They better in WI too!! When the orange clad army invades, Take cover!! :lol:
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Re: Orange Law

Unread postby DropTyne » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:10 am

This post made me think of something that happened when I was younger. We have a little hunting shack near Lake Tomahawk, WI and pretty much everything around us is public. There are two chunks mixed in there that are about 200 acres each that are private. The one guy (from illinois I may add) that owns one of the chunks of private land is not a hunter but always has a few of his buddies up that are deer hunting. Around noon on opening day every year he walks through his hunk of land banging a pot with a metal spoon in hopes of pushing deer to his buddies :? . Anyways, one day I was hunting near the property line of his land and I heard the deer drive rackett coming through the woods. All of a sudden here he emerges pot and spoon in hand wearing a dark brown coat and a rabbit fur bomber hat! :shock: I was speachless, before I could get any words out he turned and went back into the woods onto his land (I was sitting on a powerline). Some people I guess are very stupid........
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Re: Orange Law

Unread postby cornfedkiller » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:24 am

Singing Bridge wrote:Your HBS is awesome for staying on stand for lengthy periods, those things do an excellent job in cold weather.


After buying it and using it a couple times, I find myself wondering what the heck took me so long to get one! I wont hunt in cold weather again without it!
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Re: Orange Law

Unread postby dan » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:49 am

When I hunted Alabama years ago the law was you had to wear an orange hat to and from your stand, but not in it.
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Re: Orange Law

Unread postby U.P. MAN » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:48 pm

When my wife and i hunted mule deer in CO a couple years ago we brought our camo orange along only to find out that you have to wear solid orange, we wore our vests inside out the whole trip :lol: saved having to drive back to town and buy new vests!
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Re: Orange Law

Unread postby Spysar » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:41 pm

Is NY the only state that dosen't have an orange rule?

If you guys lived in NY, would you go in camo, or wear orange anyway?

And do you believe that deer can't see orange?

Funny story:

A bunch of us assembled for a deer hunt. We were all dressed in camo, except the one friend of ours who happens to be black. He showed up in full head to toe orange, hat, gloves and full suit. We were like, Timmy, why all the orange? He says, I don't want one of you hillbillies shooting the black guy and saying it was an accident! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Orange Law

Unread postby U.P. MAN » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:00 pm

Now that story cracks me up :lol: :lol:
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Re: Orange Law

Unread postby Indianahunter » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:01 pm

Here in Indiana you have to have a minimum of 144 square inches of solid orange. Orange Camo even if head to toe is not acceptable for the states orange requirements. I don't really understand that, but I just wear my solid orange UA beanie so all is well.
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