Izaak Walton League of America

2010 IWLA Resolution: Hunter Safety Color

Izaak Walton League of America
2010 Resolution

Hunter Safety Color

Many organizations require their workers to wear safety colored clothing.

Currently, hunters are required to wear hunter safety orange during the gun hunting seasons in the majority of states. There are ten states that do not have any hunter safety color apparel requirements.

About 8% of men (one out of twelve) and 0.5% of females (one out of two hundred) are green color blind. About 99% of all color blind people are red-green color blind. About 75% of the red-green color blind people have problems with green perception. The remaining 24% are red color blind. There is no known cure for color vision defects.

Therefore, be it resolved that the Izaak Walton League of America, assembled in convention in Hershey, PA, July 16, 2010, urges all state fish and wildlife agencies to require, where appropriate, the visible display of colors which are shown by scientific study to be the most visible under the greatest number of conditions to the greatest number of hunters.

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