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Cap it for safety's sake this hunting season and introduce someone new to the outdoors!

Published by Central Office November 16, 2015

Contact(s): Jon King, DNR hunter education specialist, 608-575-2294

MADISON -- Wisconsin's conservation wardens again remind hunters of a 1980 Wisconsin law that recognized the importance of wearing the color synonymous with safety -- blaze orange.

The law states if you opt to wear a hat during your hunting, it must be 50 percent blaze orange. Wardens sometimes come upon hunters not wearing the appropriate cap, and in some cases colors simply fade over the years.

Wardens will have several blaze orange knit hats to distribute as an outreach and education effort to hunters in the field during the 2015 gun-deer season. The hats are embroidered with the phrase, "Hunt Safe in Wisconsin." Blaze orange clothing for hunters is cited as one of the reasons Wisconsin's hunting incidents have declined.

This year, stay safe and introduce someone new to the outdoors! There has never been a better time to show friends and family your favorite outdoor activities and introduce them to all Wisconsin has to offer. Visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword "hunt" to learn more.

For more information regarding safe hunting in Wisconsin, search keyword "safety tips."

Last Revised: Monday, November 16, 2015

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