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Old 11-18-2014, 04:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Nope.....sorry......not even close.

Most around here wear camo.........and some orange.
We hunt deep and pretty much (besides the opener) these guys are pretty savvy and know what they are doing, as in, not going to mistake a hunter for a Deer. For that matter why don't they make motor cycle riders, Mt bike rider and hikers wear orange? There is nothing keeping others out of the Forest during hunting season. I think the orange law is stupid. It should be voluntary.

I'd be more worried about some knucklehead that thinks if it's not wearing orange just shoot and sort it out later because of it being a "law". If everyone had to "think" first that there is other people, horses, dogs in the area I'd hope they'd be less trigger happy.
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Old 11-19-2014, 06:48 AM
 
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My husband hunts only our land and other private land.

We bought 500 acres from the state in the Michigan UP.

We live on 100 acres and own 80 more near by.
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Old 11-19-2014, 04:37 PM
Status: "Gone hunting until December!" (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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I wear orange (and would by choice). Heck it's the most common color besides blue denim in MT, lol.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:38 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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I wear orange (and would by choice). Heck it's the most common color besides blue denim in MT, lol.
I always wear orange if I am out and around anywhere there might be hunters during hunting season. I routinely wear orange if I am hiking in a state park during bow season since most allow bowhunting. I even wear orange on my own property if I am back in the woods during deer season because you never know if somebody might be just the other side of the property line hunting or tracking a wounded deer. It's not like wearing an orange coat is any more of an inconvenience than wearing a coat of a different color.

Orange is about the second most popular color where I live. Number one by a long shot is camouflage, no matter the time of the year. It could be March where there's really no season for anything and many people still wear something with camo on it..
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:00 AM
 
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I always wear orange if I am out and around anywhere there might be hunters during hunting season. I routinely wear orange if I am hiking in a state park during bow season since most allow bowhunting. I even wear orange on my own property if I am back in the woods during deer season because you never know if somebody might be just the other side of the property line hunting or tracking a wounded deer. It's not like wearing an orange coat is any more of an inconvenience than wearing a coat of a different color.

Orange is about the second most popular color where I live. Number one by a long shot is camouflage, no matter the time of the year. It could be March where there's really no season for anything and many people still wear something with camo on it..
Camo is always in fashion where we live too.
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:21 AM
 
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This happens very rarely, because shooting at an exact point needs very concentration and precise observation. And the next important point is the height of the deer and man are not same.
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Old 07-25-2015, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Earth
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"COULD"? Sure! A hunter "could" get struck by lightning too or be killed in a car wreck on the way to or from...I'm not sure the point of this question. Lot's of things "could" happen.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Really old thread.

Hunting injuries happen every year. The problem with the OP's assumptions is that most (all?) states require orange clothing during rifle season. The "full camo perfectly still hunter" mostly only occurs during archery season. Archers have to pay much more attention to shot placement and the range is very limited, so accidental archery shootings are quite rare.
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Old 07-25-2015, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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Is there a danger risk to a deer hunter of being shot by another hunter?
The overwhelming cause of death for hunters hunting deer is falling asleep in the stand without wearing a safety harness. It should also be noted that deer/vehicle collisions kill far more people every year than hunting accidents.

If you are serious about deer hunting and concerned about getting shot in the field, the best solution is to follow some basic safety rules:

1. Hunt from a stand.
2. Wear an approved safety harness.
3. ALWAYS wear hunter orange.

Hunting from a stand ensures that your bullets are on a downward trajectory which greatly reduces their lethal range and removes you from the possibility of getting shot by someone still hunting on the ground. Wearing a safety harness ensures you wont break your neck if you fall out of your tree stand, and wearing the mandatory hunter orange during the gun hunt ensures you are easily seen by other hunters in the field.

The reason a hunters gets shot in the field is almost always related to either one of these reasons, failing to follow basic firearms safety and/or alcohol. Personally, I have been hunting deer for years and getting shot on the hunt is the very least of my concerns in the field. I don't know about other jurisdictions, but here in Ontario hunting is one of the safest pastimes one can engage in. YMMV.
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Old 07-25-2015, 12:23 PM
 
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I had a patient in ER once, a deer hunter, who shot himself in the butt when he got into his truck and sat on his rifle. At least, that's the story he gave us. I guess it's possible but lots of beer drinking was going on within the group.
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