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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post
    I've always worn orange. Even when the state didn't require it.

    What I don't understand in Colorado is why bow hunters don't have to wear orange? They hunt during the same time as muzzle loader and some rifle hunters are hunting. The DOW claims that game don't see blaze orange like we do, and aren't spooked by it. I agree with that, So, why don't bow hunters have to wear it? When I asked a warden that question. he just scratched his head, and gave no answer.


    btw For those who hunt in Colorado. You know of course you have to wear 500 sq in of blaze orange. Did you also know if you wear a backpack that isn't blaze orange that you can get a ticket? If you cover your back with a camo back pack, or some other color other than orange. That you don't have the 500 sq in showing anymore. My back pack is blaze orange. You can also use a spare orange vest to cover the back pack.

    I leave antlers on the ground. I have no use for them, but that not the case for most hunters. I've seen them coming off the mountain with no orange worn, and the antlers strapped to their back. Are they crazy!! You look like an elk to another shoot happy hunter that will shoot at anything.

    Not me. I want to look like a big blob of blaze orange to any other hunter. Those who don't wear blaze orange when it's not required are foolish.
    I see it as muzzleloaders and rifle hunters hunting during the bowhunting season in Colorado. One of the many stupid rules that the DOW has enacted trying to appease everyone & make more $$$$$ for their coffers.

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    If you keep orange on during the "hero shots" with the animal you don't have to prove to the game warden that you are wearing it. As the proof is in the photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trkytrack2 View Post
    I see it as muzzleloaders and rifle hunters hunting during the bowhunting season in Colorado. One of the many stupid rules that the DOW has enacted trying to appease everyone & make more $$$$$ for their coffers.
    You want bow hunters to have a whole month to themselves? Why? Are they special?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post
    You want bow hunters to have a whole month to themselves? Why? Are they special?
    Bow hunters don't have their own season in Colorado? It seems crazier to me that they don't. So you have some people wearing orange hunting with muzzleloaders while others are archery hunting in camo at the same time, in the same area? Seems unfair to the archery hunters.
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    Yep...ML's get a week during the bow hunter's month long season. Don't seem very fair to me. But I'm not a bow hunter, so what do i know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edelweiss View Post
    If you keep orange on during the "hero shots" with the animal you don't have to prove to the game warden that you are wearing it. As the proof is in the photos.
    How is that proof! If you can take it off for the photos then you can also put it on for the photos. You should be wearing it during the hunt to be legal, if reqd., but not for the photos. Why and when would you have to prove to a warden that you were wearing orange ?

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    I agree, but unless he was sitting on a hill watching what you were doing.

    I don't actually ever take it off until I walk into the house at night. Not trying to beat the system, just don't want to be Noslerized by some idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSUcat61 View Post
    Bow hunters don't have their own season in Colorado? It seems crazier to me that they don't. So you have some people wearing orange hunting with muzzleloaders while others are archery hunting in camo at the same time, in the same area? Seems unfair to the archery hunters.
    They have 3 weeks for themselves, and one week they have to share. I'd gladly give up 1 week to have 3 weeks for muzzleloader season.

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    i think most stats give archery hunters a month to themselves during september. in a couple of units in idaho they now have a controlled muzzy elk hunt first part of oct wich is pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edelweiss View Post
    I agree, but unless he was sitting on a hill watching what you were doing.

    I don't actually ever take it off until I walk into the house at night. Not trying to beat the system, just don't want to be Noslerized by some idiot.
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