I don't wear it to the stand before light or on stand... If it's dark it can't really be seen that well and nobody should mistake you for a deer 15 feet up a tree. However I always wear it after the kill when hauling out of the woods or tracking the wounded deer. Picture the situation where the wounded deer runs by another hunter and you're the next thing that walks by. In these cases I wear blaze hat and vest. Don't take any chances....live to hunt another day.