Advantages of a Hunter Orange Cap
Blaze Orange on Your Pheasant Hunt
A Filson Tin Cloth pheasant hunting hat give hunters a distinguished look in the field, it is not as useful as blaze orange hat when hunting. The sight of a pheasant falling from the sky after the shotguns fire is usually a satisfying site. However, that can quickly change when the pheasant’s feet are extended down. This means it will likely hit the ground running. The fear of losing a wounded bird creeps in the hunter’s mind. There are many reasons why hunters should wear blaze orange when on a pheasant hunt.
- First, the obvious difference is that a blaze orange cap makes hunters more visible and safer in the field.
- Second, however, mark your spot when a pheasant is shot down in tall or thick cover.
As the hunter approaches the spot of the downed pheasant, they can remove that blaze orange hat and drop it where the bird landed. If dogs are involved they may already be on the scent. However, the hunter who made the shot should start walking in a tight winding circle around that orange cap. Slowly increasing the circle with each lap.