Matt Mead

Wyoming to allow hunters to wear fluorescent pink attire

Wyoming has joined about a half dozen other states that let big game hunters don pink in the field.

Gov. Matt Mead on Wednesday signed into law a bill adding fluorescent pink to the fluorescent orange now mandated statewide. The new law takes effect July 1 before the fall hunting season.

Most big game hunters have been required to wear blaze orange as a safety measure to help distinguish themselves from other hunters.

Supporters of the legislation say adding fluorescent pink gives hunters a choice. In addition, a textile expert testified that fluorescent pink is more visible to humans than orange during the fall.

At least six other states have approved similar...