ID: Ask Fish and Game: Hunter orange

Q. Am I always supposed to wear hunter orange while hunting?

A. All upland game hunters and upland game bird hunters are
required to wear visible hunter orange during pheasant season when
hunting the nine Idaho Fish and Game wildlife management areas
where pheasants are stocked. The areas are Fort Boise, C.J. Strike,
Payette River, Montour, Sterling, Market Lake, Mud Lake, Cartier
Slough and Niagara Springs. The minimum requirement is 36 square
inches of hunter orange above the waist – an orange ball cap
fulfills this requirement. Waterfowl and turkey hunters are not
required to wear hunter orange. It is recommended, however, that
all upland and big game hunters wear hunter orange whenever they
are hunting. Though the statewide hunting accident rate is low,
more than 70 percent of recorded incidents are caused by hunters
mistaking other hunters for game animals.


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