Hunter Orange Requirements
Be safe…be seen! The table below shows which groups of hunters are required to wear hunter orange in Washington. A minimum of 400 square inches of hunter orange is required in Washington. All required hunter orange clothing must be worn above the waist. A hat only contains about 100–150 square inches of material, so you cannot wear only a hat. A vest will usually contain from 500–800 square inches of material. A jacket or shirt will usually have more than 1,000 square inches of material. Camouflage hunter orange is legal in Washington.
|Type of License/Species||Upland Birds||Waterfowl||Deer/Elk|
|Modern Firearm Hunters||Required||Not required||Required|
|Muzzleloading Hunters||Not required||Not required||*Not required|
|Archery Hunters||Not required||Not required||*Not required|
|*Hunting seasons that overlap modern firearm season require the use of hunter orange!|