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Blaze orange requirements Colorado

I know it is probably a good idea to wear the full 500sq inches of blaze orange, but is 200sqin (hat) enough to get by in the Colorado Muzzleloader season?

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Nope you need to wear the

Nope you need to wear the full 500 sq inches to be legal and camouflage orange does not qualify.  And if you are wearing a backpack that isn't orange and it covers up your orange shirt or what ever you have on to qualify the 500 inches you need to cover it with orange. 

The Division of Parks and Wildlife are sticklers on this requirement. 

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Not sure why you would think

Not sure why you would think ML season is different?

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Some states muzzleloader

Some states muzzleloader season only requires 200sqare inches.

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Also some states do not

Also some states do not require any orange to be worn. It sounds like you need to get the guide book out and do some reading.

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Confusing

Hunting in multiply states can get confusing esp. when some of these guide books seem like they were never proof read and contradict themselves. I have even gone and called DEP with questions that I wanted clarified and they couldn't figure it out. It's better to be safe then sorry an use more orange then required as to to little. This is a good place to ask though!  

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There's nothing confusing

There's nothing confusing about the Colorado blaze orange law. It's easy to understand.

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+1 Still Hunter!!! The

+1 Still Hunter!!! The orange requirements in most states are pretty simple to understand. I only need to wear my orange hat to comply with the law in Wyoming. The OP must have a big head if his hat will cover 200 sq. inches, LOL!

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-2 for lack of courtesy to a fellow hunter

Guy asks simple question on forum for such type of questions, yet gets a bunch of wise cracking response's. Poor form.

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There was no wise cracking

There was no wise cracking for the question asked, but there could have been because he quoted the 500 sq. in. requirement and then basically wants to cheat by asking if he could "get by" with a lot less (just a hat)---not too smart IMHO!!!

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It was honest question that I

It was honest question that I figured most Colorado hunters on this sight would answer. I was unsure if it was 500 or 200 sq inches because where I used to hunt back east they only require 200" during muzzleloading season.

I didn't realize I would get harrassed by asking such a simple question, especially as it pertains to safety. Poor forum is right...turned me off. I just wanted to put my last 2 cents in before I leave.

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