- Associated Press - Sunday, September 27, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is urging the state’s hunters to wear orange when they are out in the woods.

The state says two of the most common causes of hunters being shot by other hunters are visibility problems: Hunters moving into the line of fire of other hunters and mistaking other hunters for game.

Both of those can be reduced by hunters wearing fluorescent “hunter orange.”

Unlike many states, hunter orange isn’t required in Vermont, but it is highly recommended.

Fish and Wildlife Education Coordinator Chris Saunders says that every year should be accident-free, and wearing at least a hunter orange hat and vest can help ensure that.

He says concerns that deer are scared by hunter orange are unfounded.

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