What to Wear in a Hunting Area
Although camouflage is an essential part to hunting, Hunter, or Blaze
Orange is usually ALWAYS required when hunting medium to large size
game animals. Since fluorescent orange is not present in the natural
world it is an excellent safety measure. It is clearly visible in both
bright sunlight and in poor lighting conditions. When hunting big game
or upland birds make sure there is blaze orange
coverage on your front, back, both sides and head when you are in the
field. When hunting waterfowl and turkey, only wear hunter orange when
going to, and coming from your hunting location. Be sure to check local
regulations for Hunter Orange requirements.
Big Game Hunter
When hunting Deer on public lands in Florida, hunters are required to wear a minimum of 500 square inches of blaze orange above the waist line. Make sure blaze orange clothing is visible from all sides!
Upland Bird Hunter
Often hunting in fields and in groups, hunter orange is necessary to indicate your presence and where others are located. Chaps will help protect your legs when walking through thick brush.
Both turkeys and waterfowl have great eyesight. The smallest movement can spook them. Facemasks are often used to cover any bare skin. Use a camouflage that blends with the habitat where you are hunting.