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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!
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