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Remember to wear blaze orange while tramping thru Penn's Woods. Bear season open last weekend and deer season on Monday, the 26th. Many more hunters in deer season. Most of the hunters are very good in recognizing their target, but, all we need is one to ruin a good day on the trail. Please be careful.

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Note: Deer season has been open for a while.  It's rifle/buck season now.  In two weeks the frenzy will die down and only real hunters (those looking to fill the freezer) will be out.  Much, much safer--but wear orange anyway :)

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PostIcon Posted on: Nov. 29 2012, 10:18 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Will be out this weekend for a much needed trip.  Will be wearing something orange.  How much does one wear?  Is a hunter orange hat enough?

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PostIcon Posted on: Nov. 29 2012, 6:22 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

no_granola  your right about the season has been open for a while. The busiest days are the first day of deer season Nov. 26, and the first Saturday, Dec 1. Many who never shot a gun or go into the woods all year are out on those days.  The rest of the season, and late season, are more for the experienced hunters that respect the woods and other people. ( no offense meant to anyone if I step on your toes )

hikingFF77 I have a large orange stetson that is like a beacon in the woods. I have seen others that use an orange bandana or pack cover. Just make it visible 360 degrees.


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PostIcon Posted on: Nov. 29 2012, 8:23 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I have an orange vest that I put over my pack and I wear an orange hat.  More is better.

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Good idea... and ,, you bet,, MORE IS BETTER

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Hi...


Rifle season opened here in the lower Catskills last Monday. That same day the first hunter was shot...and killed...by his hunting buddy. 'Mistook' him for a deer...!!

No orange...?? Then I guess you're a deer...!!
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How does someone mistake anyone for a deer?  Even drunk you got to know better.

I'll look into getting another accessory to make me more visible.


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How does someone mistake anyone for a deer?  Even drunk you got to know better.

It's all about the definition of "deer".  For most people, it's a particular brand of cervid.  For a few rotten apples, it's anything that moves.
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How does someone mistake anyone for a deer?  Even drunk you got to know better.

It's all about the definition of "deer".  For most people, it's a particular brand of cervid.  For a few rotten apples, it's anything that moves.

There are no "orange" requirements in NY so many hunters simply wear their camo.  It's probably a lot easier to 'mistake' a hunter for a deer if he's wearing brown camo.

I was out barking in the corn this morning and the guys at the bottom of the farm were clearly visible to me (as was I to them) at over half a mile away.


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We were lucky this weekend, saw plenty of hunters in their bright orange and none of them pointed a gun at us.  Although I'm sure some wanted to since the four of us aren't the most quiet when we get together.  But we were our orange just to be safe, had one group of older hunters say, "hope you don't get shot".  Not the greatest of conversations, but what do you expect?

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I expect more folks to consider the odds of getting shot by a hunter are still quite slim. I wonder how they compare with getting struck by lightning?

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Blaze orange also helps hunters see you in the background of their intended target.  We like to say "be sure of your target and beyond" but there is only so much a human can see "beyond" the target.  The law might impose strict liability on the hunter even if the hunter couldn't see you, but you'd be dead.  So better to be cautious and give a hunter every reasonable opportunity to avoid a mistake.
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I just don't understand the reluctance to wear orange when afield when there are more hunters than anyone else in the woods. They outnumber unarmed hikers, and like us enjoy the woods while at least partly substituting for the top predators we can't live with.
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We were lucky this weekend, saw plenty of hunters in their bright orange and none of them pointed a gun at us.  Although I'm sure some wanted to since the four of us aren't the most quiet when we get together.  But we were our orange just to be safe, had one group of older hunters say, "hope you don't get shot".  Not the greatest of conversations, but what do you expect?

Any hunter worth their salt would actually want you to be really loud and obnoxious.

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Any hunter worth their salt would actually want you to be really loud and obnoxious.

Yes, yes please. Make lots of verbal noise, please wear bright orange, and don't be all cranky-pants about it. Hunters are out to shoot food, not hikers. They don't taste good...all stringy and fatty and stuff.   :p
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Bad thing is, there are a lot of sound hunters out there. They hear something in the brush but can't see so they shoot in the general direction hoping to hit something. The blaze orange will hopefully show through openings in the brush enough to keep a person from being shot. I used to hunt and always wore lots of orange while on the move. Sometimes I'd take it off while I was sitting in an area and not moving but still would have it visible next to me on the ground or hang a piece off a branch above my head.
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Penn's woods are safe again until after Christmas.

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Dec 26 is the beginning of round 2, folks.

This PSA has been brought to you by . . . ummmm . . . me.


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Thanks for the PSA, but I won't be in the woods until Spring unless I'm lucky enough to get out.

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Dec 26 is the beginning of round 2, folks.

This PSA has been brought to you by . . . ummmm . . . me.

When does this latest round end?

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MLK weekend, oddly enough...
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Ok so I need my blaze orange for that weekend. Simple enoigh

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