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    I have been wondering for a while, are squirrels color blind? ###Thanks,

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    Color blind is kind of a misnomer, but squirrels and deer do not see colors in the way we do. ###Their vision is mostly shades of grey. ###So you can certainly wear your orange hat or vest while squirrel hunting... or a red or blue shirt (if it's not too light colored). ###Remember, though, that bright colors that reflect a lot of light will "flash" in the woods, and any game will see that. ###That includes a shiny new orange vest or hat. ###Dull colors are usually OK. ###

    I always used to run a new orange hat through the washer a time or two before wearing it in the field (without detergent). ###I'd also rub it on burnt tree trunks to dull it a little more. ###Human eyes can still see it, but it helps knock down that glare for other animals.

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    Hey Speck,

    Do you wear the hat while you're ramming it into burnt trees?

    Ha Ha Ha, I kill myself.

    Don't mind me, I've got friday-itis.

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