Young Oregon Hunters Soon Must Wear Orange Apparel

Beginning Aug. 2, hunters 17 or younger must wear a fluorescent orange outer garment or hat when hunting game mammals or upland game birds (except turkeys) with any firearm.

New rules from the Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission take effect Aug. 2 that require any hunter who is 17 or younger to wear a fluorescent orange outer garment or hat when hunting game mammals or upland game birds, except turkeys, with any firearm.

In a news release, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife said archery, turkey, and migratory bird hunters are exempt from the regulation, which was adopted "to protect youth hunters from vision-related firearm incidents," according to the department. It said turkey and waterfowl have excellent eyesight, so wearing hunter orange could reduce hunters' success.

The release provides these details from the regulation:

  • Exterior garment means a shirt, jacket, coat, vest, or sweater.
  • Hat means any head covering (hat, bandana).
  • The upper garment or hat must be visible in all directions (360 degrees of hunter orange).
  • Hunter orange camouflage patterns are acceptable.
  • Game mammals are deer, elk, bear, cougar, pronghorn antelope, Rocky Mountain goat, bighorn sheep, and western gray squirrel.
  • Upland birds are forest grouse (blue and ruffed), chukar/Hungarian (gray) partridge, pheasants, quail (California and mountain), and sage grouse.
  • "Hunt" means to take or attempt to take any wildlife by means involving the use of a weapon.

The department strongly urges adult hunters to wear hunter orange when in the field, as well.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Safety Management Software - Free Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Software’s comprehensive suite of modules help organizations to record and manage incidents, inspections, hazards, behavior based safety observations, and much more. Improve safety with an easy to use tool for tracking, notifying and reporting on key safety data.

  • Create Flexible Safety Dashboards

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations allows you to easily create and view safety KPIs to help you make informed business decisions. Our best of breed default indicators can also save you valuable time and effort in monitoring safety metrics.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • The 4 Stages of an Incident Investigation

    So, your workplace has just experienced an incident resulting in the injury or illness of a worker. Now what? OSHA recommends that you conduct investigations of workplace incidents using a four-step system.

  • Why Is Near Miss Reporting Important?

    A near miss is an accident that's waiting to happen. Learn how to investigate these close calls and prevent more serious incidents from occurring in the future.

  • Industry Safe

Free Whitepaper

Stand Your Ground: A Guide to Slip Resistance in Industrial Safety Footwear

This white paper helps to clarify this complexity, so you can better navigate the standards and better ensure the safety of your employees.

Download Now →

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - November December 2019

    November/December 2019

    Featuring:

    • GAS DETECTION
      Redefining Compliance for the Gas Detection Buyer
    • FALL PROTECTION
      Don't Trip Over the Basics
    • VISION PROTECTION
      What to Look for in Head-to-Toe PPE Solutions
    • PROTECTIVE APPAREL
      Effective PPE for Flammable Dust
    View This Issue