Good news for fashionably conscious hunters.
The Legislature fully approved a bill that will allow hunters to wear florescent pink as an alternative to the traditional safety color of hunter’s orange.
House Bill 179, sponsored by State Rep. Malinda White, D-Bogalusa, now goes on to the governor’s desk for final approval. If Gov. John Bel Edwards doesn’t sign it within 10 days of reaching his desk, it automatically becomes law.
Louisiana law requires anyone hunting wildlife during open gun season to display at least 400 square inches of “hunter orange” as a safety precaution. Orange hats also can be worn to satisfy the requirement.
White has said that the measure also encourages safety, noting that shade of “blaze pink” is not found in nature.
The Senate voted on Monday 36-0 with three absent in favor of the bill.