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September 23, 2022

Hunters in Blaze Orange

Concord, NH – Hunters and all other outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to put on bright orange clothing when they head afield this fall. Wearing a fluorescent orange hat, vest, or jacket makes you highly visible, one of several key safety precautions for hunters, hikers, and others enjoying the autumn woods. Several hunting seasons are already underway in New Hampshire (see

“Wearing blaze orange has statistically been shown to decrease hunting incidents across the country,” said Josh Mackay, who coordinates the Hunter Education Program at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

It’s recommended that all outdoor enthusiasts and their pets heading into the woods this fall think safety by wearing blaze orange, sticking to established trails when hiking, and reviewing the safe hiking guidelines at

For more information on dates and details of New Hampshire’s hunting seasons, visit

To watch a video that demonstrates the immediate effectiveness of blaze orange, visit