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Are there laws every where for blaze orange?

I was just wondering if there were laws every where in rifle season if you had to wear hunters oorange, in manitoba we must wear 40 square cm and orange on our heads. I was just wondering because last season my friend and I were going to retrieve a deer and a american hunter walked out of the bush and almost got shot, wasnt wearing any orange just all camo. Was also on private land without permission.

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Are there laws every where for blaze orange?

I don't think Alberta, BC or Yukon have such rules - but don't quote me on that. Most places (NS, NB, QC, ON) have the 40" rule. Other provinces relax the requirement for muzzleloader hunters.

Then there's SK where during the rifle season it's head to toe in red, yellow, white or orange or a combination of those colours (cap can't be white).

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Are there laws every where for blaze orange?

here in Florida it's 500 sq. inches above the waist.

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Are there laws every where for blaze orange?

In the Regina/Moose Jaw WMZ where I hunt they haven't required colours for about 10 years I think. Saskatoon WMZ may have the same regs . Those are bow, muzzleloader or shotgun only zones.

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Are there laws every where for blaze orange?

"wasnt wearing any orange just all camo. Was also on private land without permission."
I guess he was trying not to be seen.
Seems that most times when a hunting accident happens....someones breaking a law or two or three.
NJ you need an orange cap or 200 square inches. In Pa it 250 sq inches on head, chest and back combined. Bow hunters, waterfowl and furbearer hunters are not required to wear orange.

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Are there laws every where for blaze orange?

in MO. it dosnt specify how much just says must wear it dosnt say hat and vest or anything weird huh?

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Are there laws every where for blaze orange?

I guess you could get a blaze orange buisiness card and pin it to your shirt and be legal then neener!

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Location: Aleknagik Alaska / Ozello Keys Florida
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Are there laws every where for blaze orange?

As far as I know you can't even buy the orange stuff in the state of Alaska.
There was a special youth hunt for moose established in 2002 that was in a small area of heavy moose concentration and they passed a law where the people getting a permit for this hunt would have to wear orange. I believe it was the first and only time the state ever required it.

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Are there laws every where for blaze orange?

In michigan you do during firearm deer season and for small game hunting. Not sure on the square inches but a hat or even a pair of blaze orange gloves satisfies the requirement.

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Are there laws every where for blaze orange?

Think it's like 400 sq but no camo orange

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Are there laws every where for blaze orange?

I believe Utah has the 400 sq inch above the waist rule, and I just asked a Cal. warden this question last week. "In Ca. hunter orange is not required, but highly recommended. On miltary installations during their hunts, it is required." That was his reply.

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