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I have bow hunted in several provinces and states in the U.S. and making bow hunters wear orange is nearly unheard of. has there been any dialogue on changing that ruling in NB?

It makes little sense to require blaze orange to sit in a tree stand but you can go behind the walls of a camo ground blind? LOL

Some (ok, most) laws just make no sense!
 

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Agreed, Alberta and BC don't have hunter orange laws and I wonder if they have a higher or lower incident of hunting accidents, I'd have to say there are a lot more hunters out there. Than having said that there are a few places in New Brunswick that even with hunter orange on I feel pretty insecure when I step out of the tree line into a clearing.
 

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there are a few places in New Brunswick that even with hunter orange on I feel pretty insecure when I step out of the tree line into a clearing.
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As long as u dont were ur brown carhart out hunting should be fine, the only thing i worry about is if some were to notice u walking with out orange, they may check it out using there scope instead of binos.
 

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This law was always a mystery to me as well!
I think it just makes it easier for DNR to spot the real hunters. LOL
 

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I made the statement one time to my father that we shouldnt have to wear orange while hunting. Then he told me years back a friend of his was killed by a bullet from a hunter, he was wearing camo. If he would have been wearing orange the hunter would have been able to see him, this probably would have saved his life. Maybe the hunter seen him and shot him on purpose, who knows. If wearing blaze orange saves one life, its well worth having everyone wear it in my opinion.
 

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I made the statement one time to my father that we shouldnt have to wear orange while hunting. Then he told me years back a friend of his was killed by a bullet from a hunter, he was wearing camo. If he would have been wearing orange the hunter would have been able to see him, this probably would have saved his life. Maybe the hunter seen him and shot him on purpose, who knows. If wearing blaze orange saves one life, its well worth having everyone wear it in my opinion.
If hunters followed 1 simple rule there would be no need for hunter orange. Make sure of your target and what is behind it BEFORE you shoot. Trouble is too many "hunters" shoot at what they "think" is a deer. Compact binoculars are inexpensive and will identify that target easily. If you aren't sure don't shoot!

And I'm thinking bows have an effective range of about 40-50 yards. Definitely close enough to properly identify their target without optical aid. Of course when was the last time you heard of a hunter getting shot by a bow hunter?
 

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I never bought the "If it saves one life" arguement. If that is the case nothing would be allowed because you can take that reasoning as far down the road as you want. We now have...Hunter orange, seat belts, bike helmets (Tobogganing is next), 65 million dollars in moose fencing, let's just ban hunting, if it saves just one life, it is worth it. People have to start taking responsibility for their own actions. I don't wear it duck hunting or varmit hunting and I see no reason for bowhunters to wear it.
 

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I never bought the "If it saves one life" arguement. If that is the case nothing would be allowed because you can take that reasoning as far down the road as you want. We now have...Hunter orange, seat belts, bike helmets (Tobogganing is next), 65 million dollars in moose fencing, let's just ban hunting, if it saves just one life, it is worth it. People have to start taking responsibility for their own actions. I don't wear it duck hunting or varmit hunting and I see no reason for bowhunters to wear it.
I have to agree, responsibility and integrity awareness campaigns for hunters would go a long way in making for safer woods. Wooly said it best about the make sure of your target and beyond. Accidents will still happen and it is a sad consequence of our sport, because our ''raquets'' happens to be lethal weapons.

As far as moose fencing BT, LOL, don't get me started on that one lol! The only thing it's saving me so far is entrance fee at the Zoo, I just take a drive down the highway and watch'em in their newly government funded ''enclosures'', this will negatively affect the genetic concentration / dispersion of the deer and moose herd in any area.

65 million would have gone a long way doing awareness campaigns like New-Hampshire, Maine and neighboring provinces...

DOWN with the fences and UP with the quotas I say LOL
 

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I say you shouldn't need it no matter what your hunting or what season its in. If you can't tell the difference in a deer walking and a human than stay the hell out of the woods.
too many people use there scopes to check on something instead of binos....but orange or camo won't save you if someone is doing that...bang your dead...oops how did that happen.

Everyone needs to take responsibility for what they do. Society in general needs to get back to this not just the hunting community. society finds a way to make an excuse for everything and anything. Stop the BS and put the blame where it belongs
 

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I have taken a fair number of deer in my 33 years of hunting. But I have "NEVER" taken a shot at a "deer". All of my shots were just behind the shoulder, or just above the brisket of those deer! If every hunter takes the time to not only indentify their target but also pick a "specific spot" on that animal(like their supposed to)there is no chance of any so-called hunting accidents.
Like the woman a few years back that was shot in Maine wearing white mittens in her back yard. "The guy who shot her should be banned for life from handling a gun!
Hunter orange in a treestand? Stupid law in my opinion. Don't see many deer in tree's! And... even if some retard thinks he does.... and tries to check me out with his scope..I will hear and see him long before he gets close enough for that!
 

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If hunters followed 1 simple rule there would be no need for hunter orange. Make sure of your target and what is behind it BEFORE you shoot. Trouble is too many "hunters" shoot at what they "think" is a deer. Compact binoculars are inexpensive and will identify that target easily. If you aren't sure don't shoot!

And I'm thinking bows have an effective range of about 40-50 yards. Definitely close enough to properly identify their target without optical aid. Of course when was the last time you heard of a hunter getting shot by a bow hunter?
very good point wolly...it is pretty well unheard of...a person being shot by an arrow...atleast in canada
we have to choose our shots so we make sure we know what we are shooting!
plus we are not taking 100-200 yards shots...or shooting on the run!
 

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I never bought the "If it saves one life" argument. If that is the case nothing would be allowed because you can take that reasoning as far down the road as you want. We now have...Hunter orange, seat belts, bike helmets (Tobogganing is next), 65 million dollars in moose fencing, let's just ban hunting, if it saves just one life, it is worth it. People have to start taking responsibility for their own actions. I don't wear it duck hunting or varmit hunting and I see no reason for bowhunters to wear it.
we don't have to wear hunters orange during the spring bear hunt...and i think bear hunting is becoming more and more popular these days, especially with the Americans coming over to hunt our black bear. And i haven't heard of anyone being shot during the spring bear hunt?? as i said..I haven't heard, not saying there hasn't been an incident.
 

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I agree, Hunter Orange in a tree stand or ground blind any time is stupid. I agree with wearing it to a from your stand. I can even see having to mark your tree or ground blind with some orange ribbon but nopt on the hunter in the blind. But, like with so m any other things DNR will not even consider changing it's mind. What, make sense, no I dont think so.
 

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So for the guys who would prefer not to wear the blaze orange, what's the issue? Do you feel deer can spot you easier if you are wearing it?
 

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Quit whining!
Deer don't see it... humans do
It's not for the hunters that ID their target before shooting
its for the small % of complete tools that don't and they are the same ones that give our sport/passion the worst name by their actions
example:
A man was shot dead last fall in Alberta by his friend No hunter orange AND the shooter was under court order not to possess firearms
COMPLETE @#%^^#$ TOOL
wear your orange, wash it so the UVs don't glow
 

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Quit whining!
Deer don't see it... humans do
It's not for the hunters that ID their target before shooting
its for the small % of complete tools that don't and they are the same ones that give our sport/passion the worst name by their actions
example:
A man was shot dead last fall in Alberta by his friend No hunter orange AND the shooter was under court order not to possess firearms
COMPLETE @#%^^#$ TOOL
wear your orange, wash it so the UVs don't glow
It doesn't matter how you feel about it, It's the Law. My brother was one of those guys who wore the orange to his stand and then took it off.He usually just sat on it .Well guess what? One fine morning just about 10am when you would expect a buck to be out mouching around,in come two wardens,they followed his orange ribbons he had put up to find his stand before light.After quite a heated conversation they seized his bow and cited him for not wearing the orange vest while hunting.The funny thing about that law{it's not really funny} is that even though they seized his bow and fined him,if he had another bow say back at camp, he was still legal to hunt as long as he had the vest on.The same rule applies for gun hunters,as long as you wear your vest and have a spare gun, you can continue to hunt!How weird is that!
 

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I don't think anyone is saying you should break the law and not wear it, just that they don't think it necessary. I don't think it should be mandatory for bow season although I can see the safety factor in gun season. I don't like people knowing where I'm hunting or standing out to the general public like a sore thumb. It is useless in a Ground Blind and in Pa when I hunt there you have to have either your orange hat or marker set out within 10 ft of your groundblind so people can see it. I had a buddy charged last year for not wearing his orange hat. He had it on while stillhunting then walking out he stuffed it in his pocket because he was sweating. Met two Rangers at the road by his vehicle and he got charged. Bet he won't do that again.
 

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"... two wardens,they followed his orange ribbons he had put up to find his stand before light."

When you start putting up signs , blazing trees and hanging flagging tape you shouldn't be surprised when company arrives . Might as well put out the welcome matt while your at it .

Wardens IN the woods , now there's something I've never seen . Talk about endangered species . No offence to our wardens , DNR just has them spread a little too thin .
 
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