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My son and I usually sit together when we hunt; gives us a chance to catch up on things, and usually works out well in terms of game sightings. If I'm hunting with my flinter, and he's carrying a .22 for squirrels, am I required to wear orange? In all honesty, I'm going to alert him to any squirrels, so I guess I'm "participating" in the small game aspect of the hunt. Just curious as to what the actual law is on this.
For the record, I usually wear a FO hat and/or vest when moving, even when I'm not required to, especially if I'm expecting to encounter small game hunters.
 

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I'm gonna guess, yes, you will legally need orange. Another question is, does your son have a ML Lic. to legally alert you to any deer?
 

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Yes he does. Sometimes one or the other of us just chooses to hunt squirrels if we know it's a good area. If i know I'm going to be sitting, and were legal, I'd carry both, but I know that's not an option
 

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I'm gonna guess, yes, you will legally need orange. Another question is, does your son have a ML Lic. to legally alert you to any deer?
I'm gonna guess no.
Seriously ? If he has a muzz in his hand, he is muzzy hunting. If the boy has a .22 looking for Squirrels, then he is hunting Squirrel. The ONLY thing I can see coming into play would be if the boy is a Jr., in which the old man (dad) would have to be with him anyhow. Since he didn't mention it, I doubt it's the case ???

So, if I'm muzzy hunting in Buckskin, and my friend happens to be walking on the same trail as me side by side, with a shotgun looking for rabbits, then I would be required to have Orange on ??? I think not.
 

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jkhunter said:
If you are participating in the hunt (pointing out game) then I believe you must wear orange
Yep.
 
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