Originally Posted by VelvetsAB
mliponoga-Not all hunters are like that, so it isn't fair to group them together. I have hunted, but we had a "dry" camp and we never dreamed of having alcohol there. Yes, it sucks when what you were trying to get is spooked off, but that's part of hunting. If you trail ride in an area that is hunted in, you are better off either a)wearing safety colours of red/orange/yellow or wear something else bright coloured like lime or neons. B) put safety colours on your horse to help ensure it isnt mistaken for a deer/elk/moose/bear. C)dont ride in that area during hunting season. Personally, when growing up, I preferred NOT to go anywhere near the woods during the season just in case. You ever know where a stray bullet is going to come from and hurt you or your horse.
Bold is mine. :) While hunting season is on here, we use horse-safe paints in very loud colors (blaze orange, hot pink, lime green...) and completely cover the horses. Makes for some very interesting pasture scenes, but we went from having an "accident" at least once or twice a season, to none at all since we started painting them. So a little blow to their egos well worth it. :)