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What Should You Wear for Moose & Deer Hunting?

Learn what to wear while hunting moose or deer from big game hunter "Killer Keith" McDonald in this Howcast hunting video.


Hello I am Keith McDonald, nick name Killer Keith and hunting my whole life, 45-50 years, deer hunting, bear hunting, moose hunting, turkey hunting, you name it, I have hunted it. I am a licensed Maine guide. I've hunted in Alaska. I've hunted in Canada. I've hunted in Newfoundland. I've been everywhere, everywhere I've hunted. You, of course, have to pass a law. In Main, when you're hunting with a firearm, in some cases, you have to wear blaze orange, hunter orange. And, like, for deer hunting. If you're deer hunting with a firearm, you have to wear 2 articles of orange, a vest and a hat. Moose hunting, you have to wear 1. Bird hunting, you don't have to wear any, unless the deer season's on. If you're bird hunting in deer season with a firearm, you have to obey the laws as if you were deer hunting. So you have to wear blaze orange. Now, a blaze orange hat has to be solid orange. Your vest, now, they passed a law a couple years ago. Your vest could be the, uh. You may have seen the orange vest with black camouflage kinda mixed in. And you can use, that is legal now. You can use the camouflage orange vest. Of course, the idea is safety. So you can see that orange, it shows up so good and bright. You can tell it's a man, not a deer. Clothing isn't as critical as some of the hunting. 'Cause, uh, moose hunting, like I said, you're calling the moose to you. You tend not to hunt moose by sneaking down into the back corner of a swamp. And so, you do a lot of riding around, and then calling from different locations. So you're not needing to dress quite as warm. You do have to have an article of orange on. Most people wear a hat, orange hat. Now you're covered, you can moose hunt. The season is earlier, if you're in a rut, you're in September now. So it's not all that cold, usually. You're not gonna run into snow, usually. The temperature's gonna be in the 50s, maybe even the 60s. So you don't have to have heavy heavy gear. Great time to hunt. It's a beautiful time to be out when the leaves have changed and fallen. And it's just a great time to be out.

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