How to improve the safety and the hunters’ public image, all at the same time, in two lines:
We are used to seeing big and small game hunters wearing brown, green or cammo. It means they’re practically invisible for animals and for other people in the outdoors (which includes hunters, non-hunters, and even anti-hunters).
Not being seen by other hunters means a true danger of being shot, and that’s not cool.
Staying unseen from a non-hunter is relatively safe for us but can seriously frighten them if suddenly a “Camo Dressed Man” appears armed with a rifle or a shotgun.
Furthermore, if it happens in front of an ‘anti’ the hunter will probably be photographed and the image will be used in the Web as a symbol of violence against nature.
Something similar happens off the fields. The non-hunters can feel strange seeing somebody wearing commando clothes in a pub or in the street in a pre or post-hunting meeting, and it could seem aggressive to them (for the ‘antis’ they would be the ‘commando-killer-devil’ or as they usually say: a f….. hunter)
I’ve always thought this is really easy to improve by wearing orange or red clothes, because these are safer in the field and less aggressive for people who are anti-hunting. Moreover, when cammo is needed (doves, ducks, bowhunting…) it’s a good idea to just use it in the field at the moment of hunting, and not in other places.
Remember: the enemy has eyes everywhere (and cameras too)
***Thanks Xema for your knowledge. It’s always a pleasure learning by your side. Cheers Buddy
***Thanks to Metallica for making us laughing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3BSjV0IkWU