Hunter orange decision due

PORTLAND — The Oregon Wildlife Commission plans to decide on Thursday whether gun hunters should be required to wear safety orange.

Oregon is one of only 10 states that doesn't require hunters of big game and upland fowl to wear orange.

Spokesman Richard Hargrave says the Wildlife Commission has never considered the issue. Three bills have died in the Legislature, with the last one in 2001.

When the seven-member commission meets in Bend this week, it will choose whether to require orange in 2011 for all 190,000 hunters, just the 17,000 minors who hunt, or not require anyone to wear orange.

— The Associated Press

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