Firearm-related hunting fatalities in North Carolina: impact of the 'Hunter Orange' Law.

@article{Cina1996FirearmrelatedHF,
  title={Firearm-related hunting fatalities in North Carolina: impact of the 'Hunter Orange' Law.},
  author={Stephen J Cina and C D Lariscy and S T McGown and Mary Ann Hopkins and John D Butts and Sandra Epstein Conradi},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={395-6}
}
In the decade spanning 1983 through 1992, 68 people were killed by firearms while hunting in North Carolina (average of 1.66 fatalities/100,000 licenses issued). Of these, 58 deaths involved two parties, a shooter and a victim. In 22% of the incidents the victims were mistaken for game. During the 1987-1988 hunting season a "Hunter Orange" law was initially enforced. This law requires sportsmen to wear an article of bright orange clothing while hunting. After enactment of this law, a reduction… CONTINUE READING