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Hunter orange is an extremely bright color not found in nature. The use of hunter orange (also known as blaze orange, fluorescent hunter orange, or international orange) saves lives. Currently, 40 states require hunter orange clothing for hunting big game and/or upland birds. Waterfowl hunters, turkey hunters, and bowhunters are usually not required to wear hunter orange.

Almost all states that require hunter orange have reported a big drop in hunting-related firearm incidents. Also, many of these states have reported an increase in deer hunter success since requiring hunter orange. Hunters wearing hunter orange can see each other quite easily. As a result, hunters often will “move” more deer by spreading out over a larger hunting area.

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