This baffles me. NY blaze orange requirements

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  1. Creepy21

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    So from what I can track down...there aren't any? My son and I will have some, but it kind of amazes me with all the rules up here that this isn't one of them.
     
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    It used to be 50 inches of orange I believe.
     
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    No requirement. And never has been one. Surprising in a nanny state like NY. Honestly it's refreshing
     
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    NY has never had an orange requirement.

    NY is so bad you aren't required to wear your tag on your back in northern zone.
     
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    Growing up in the state many years ago, though not a requirement, the density of hunters in the southern tier was incentive enough for us to wear orange AND always make sure we had a tree at our backs.
     
  6. Creepy21

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    I just find it amazing. With all of the silly gun and hunting rules, something sensible like making yourself seen isn't one. Guess I'll count my blessings.
     
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    Well dang. Gotta mark this on the calendar. I was wrong. Maybe I just felt it was completely necessary with the amount of idiots I saw rushing through Wally World and gander buying ammo for deer hunting. Or the amount of rounds being fired opening morning.
     
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    no orange required...
    I still put at least a blaze hat on during gun season.
     
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    The only time I wear it is if I'm on public land and IF, big if, I hunt gun season.
     
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    No requirement but I have an orange/camo vest I wear during gun, usually take it off when I'm in the stand because, well, deer don't climb trees so I would assume my friends wouldn't shoot at me.
     
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    ash d Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Wear a orange vest and hat while I'm moving to and from my stand. When I get there vest gets hung on back of my tree and hat in pocket. I hunt private property also but I've seen knuckleheads on there while in my stand. As stated above that's just during gun season
     
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    You want some entertainment? Or at least a super scare? Go to ****s sporting goods, cabelas, or any sporting goods store the weekend before deer season starts. You will see all sorts of people buying guns and gear and clothes and it's insane!!

    I never stop preparing or planning or scouting. These "weekend warriors" are amazing!!
     
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    I've made the mistake of going to gander mountain the week gun season starts. It's just absolutely crazy. The weekend warriors destroy New York hunting.
     
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    Last time I gun hunted was to get some kids started in it. So I was last minute going to get some rounds for my 30-06, because they went through a box and a half practicing. 165gr Rem boat tails cost me over $50 dollars because of the weekend warriors emptying all the shelves everywhere. Went to 3 diff stores trying to find some and that was the last box in Middletown. If it weren't for the boys hunting I never would've paid that much.
    Made me sick.
     
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    That's why I use .308. All the gun hunters want the biggest baddest rounds like 30-06 or 7mm around here. The longest shot you will probably ever make in my area is 50 yards. We don't have big open areas. 308 is always in stock.

    I hunt as much now as possible with the bow but hunt gun because my brother only hunts gun and I enjoy going with him. It really is a crazy season in NY when gun opens.
     
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    Slug gun in broome county. Box of 5 hornady 20 gauge sabots $13
     
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    As a born and raised NY guy I can attest to one thing... There is almost as many dumb a$$ weekend warriors( or Walmart hunters) up here as there is Democrats in the city.... Public land is a very very scary thing to risk against not hunting at all. I've seen countless first fights and movent shooters( no , not exaggerating.) Now that I have property i try to help as many ppl as I can so that friends don't have to take their lives in their hands..... Before and after rut that is
     
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    Very true. Lol.
     
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    I sat in a diner eating breakfast, listening to 2 inbreds in a group, brag about it being a slow morning. So they shot at some brush that moved because they were sure it was a deer.
     
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    The very reason I don't gun hunt public land
     

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