2012-11-29 / News

Shotgun season begins Saturday, wear orange

The state Department of Environmental Management is reminding all Rhode Islanders that they must wear fluorescent orange when in state management areas during the shotgun deer-hunting season, which opens on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Hunters are required to wear 500 square inches of fluorescent orange during the season. All other users of these areas must wear 500 square inches of solid fluorescent orange material. The orange clothing should include a hat and vest worn above the waist and visible in all directions. Archers are exempt from wearing hunter orange in areas of the state that are limited to hunting by archery only. Hunting hours remain one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

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