Ask Fish and Game – Clarifying Hunter Orange

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Q. Last week we provided some misleading information here about turkey hunting and hunter orange requirements. Here is the explanation.

A. Turkeys are considered an upland game bird, but the hunter orange rule does not apply to turkey hunters. All other upland hunters on Fish and Game Wildlife Management Areas where pheasants are stocked must wear at least 36 square inches of hunter orange – an orange hat satisfies this requirement – when hunting any upland game during pheasant season.