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  •  Yeah, and to be clear (3+ / 0-)

    I am not a gun owner, but grew up in a hunting state (VT).  So, I am not opposed to hunting, though I am opposed to dumb-ass NY, MA and CT hunters coming up to the forests near my home and blowing each other away.

    I have never again found the source, but I remember reading something a long time ago that in the Vermont woods, you are more likely to get accidentally shot during hunting season if you WEAR HUNTER'S ORANGE.  A good chunk of the hunters from out of state come up to drink and hunt, and trigger simply on movement...you are more likely to be seen in hunter's orange, thus more likely to get shot.  Like I said, though, I have never again found mention of the study, so it might be bullshit.

    All I know is that I pumped gas at a rural VT general store in high school...I know how drunk many of the out of state hunters are.

    "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

    by Empty Vessel on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 05:24:57 PM PST

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    •  EV, been there done that. (targeted by others) (0+ / 0-)

      I switched to full camo where legal, and I'll sit still - unseen.

      I've startled a few people, when saying:  I'd rather you not sit here...

      I believe it's better than being the recipient of: "I saw something and fired at it - let's go look."

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