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What blaze orange?

So I have never hunted public land before, but will be hunting Elk in CO this October on public land. I realize I am required to wear 500 sq inches of blaze orange including some on my head. Was wondering what you guys find yourself using the most often. I was thinking orange fleece vest and a baseball cap with orange on it. What do you think? Thanks

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Re: What blaze orange?

I bought myself a couple of nice orange shirts a number of years ago and on top of that I'll wear a fleece sweatshirt and ball cap. Now if it gets real cold that ball cap turns into a orange stocking cap. The orange shirts are nice it it turns out extra warm and you need to start to strip down not to mention that they are light enough to wear around camp during the day.

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+1 to what Critter said. I layered with a orange shirt, a lightweight,fleece jacket with zip out sleeves on the outside when it was cold. I also packed you of those lightweight, inexpensive orange vest from Wally World. The CDOW doesn't recommend using them but I took one along in case I needed something on top of my rain gear. Good luck to you.

Where will you be hunting? season?

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I wear a lightweight fleece sweatshirt, but I also pack a jacket(light or heavy depending on weather), I also pack a very lightweight vest to wear while filed dressing and the pack out.

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Im going to be hunting 1st rifle season in west elk wilderness just west of gunnison

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DIY or guide?

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Blaze orange baseball cap and vest will work just fine. Big smile

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For blaze orange I wear a vest and a hat or cap that is blaze. A vest is the most versatile for me as I can wear it regardless of what my outterwear is that day, over the coat in colder weather or over the shirt in warmer weather. For head cover it all depends on the weather, but I always have a blaze orange beanie cap with me, either on my head or in my pocket. When conditions allow I always try to get away with wearing a blaze orange baseball style cap while keeping the beanie in my pocket or pack. FYI in Colorado your blaze orange has to be solid, no camo pattern blaze is allowed.

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Re: What blaze orange?

Fleese vest is good, orange beanie in the am or cold days but I always carry a light weight mesh vented baseball cap ,it gets hot humping it up a mountan side, change your hat a sweaty head stinks bad and can lead to chills when you cool down.

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