Yeah, the whole "blaze orange for MZ hunters but not for archers during MZ season" has always had me scratching my head. I live in NH and blaze isn't required at any time. I still wear it during gun season without fail. There is also no minimum age to hunt so that's another good reason to wear blaze. It's really about protecting yourself and your family. I'll be toting my 50 cal in CO this year so I'll be looking like the Great Pumpkin. I actually need to replace my hat since I think it's sun faded enough to where it won't pass muster.