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TRENDING ON SHOOTERS UNION: HUNTING

Spotlight on camoflage gear

When Samuel Long wore camouflage gear while hunting on Stewart Island, he made it harder for other hunters to see him. But the deer he was stalking were unlikely to have noticed his clothing, whether camo or bright orange. New Zealand Deerstalkers Association president Bill O'Leary said deer are colour blind. He urged hunters to wear high visibility orange or blue so it was easier for other hunters to identify them.Long, 24, was accidentally shot during a hunting trip on the island on March 23. Both men, who police said were about 20 metres apart, were wearing camouflage gear.

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