Why do people wear bright orange while hunting?
Here are some reasons for dat:
Deer and Other Game Animals Don't See Hunter Orange camouflage pants:
Deer do not have red-sensitive cone cells in their eyes, and can't tell red or orange from green and brown.
Deer have different sensitivity to various wavelengths of light than humans. Deer see short wavelength colors such as blue (and even ultra-violet, which humans cannot even see) brighter than humans do, but deer are less sensitive to longer wavelengths such as orange and red, so these colors look darker to deer.
Wearing Hunter Orange Saves Lives
Hunter orange camouflage pants prevents other hunters from mistaking a person for an animal, or shooting in your direction.
Hunters who wear hunter orange are seven times less likely to be shot. For example, during the past ten years, not one person who was wearing hunter orange was mistaken for game and killed in New York. On the contrary, big game hunters who were involved in firearm related incidents were not wearing hunter orange.
Jul 11, 2013 |