What Should I Wear for Upland Hunting ?

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Absent of any scientific evidence to the contrary, the IHEA-USA reaffirms our recommendation that Hunter Orange is the most effective color to be worn by hunters in the field to prevent hunting incidents. No nationally recognized study has established or verified standards for the wavelength, luminance, or excitation purity required for visibility of any color other than Hunter Orange in natural environments by human observers. Hunter Orange should have a dominant wavelength between 595 and 605 nanometers, a luminance factor of not less than 40%, and an excitation purity of not less than 85%.

Additionally, no qualitative or quantitative research has been conducted to document the influence, positive or negative, of hunter safety color choice on the recruitment, retention, or reactivation of new or existing hunters. Therefore, IHEA-USA recommends that hunter safety color requirements be established solely on the basis of detect-ability and visibility of a color in natural environments by human observers.

Rhode Island

Solid daylight fluorescent orange is required state-wide, and must be worn above the waist and be visible in all directions. Examples which meet the orange requirements are a hat that covers 200 sq. in. or a combination of hat and vest covering 500 sq. in. The following orange requirements apply: 200 sq. in. by small game hunters during the small game season; 200 sq. in. by muzzleloader hunters during the muzzleloader season; 200 sq. in. by archers when traveling to/from stands during muzzle loading season; 500 sq. in. by all hunters (including archers) and all Management Area users during shotgun deer season. Exemptions: Waterfowl hunters while hunting from a boat or blind, over water or field, when done in conjunction with decoys; Crow hunters, when hunting over decoys; Turkey hunters; First segment dove hunters. In addition to above requirements, all other users (hikers, bicyclists, horseback riders, etc.) of State Management Areas are required to wear 200 sq. in. of solid daylight flourescent orange from the third Saturday in October to the last day of February annually, and during the established mourning dove season and wild turkey season.
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