The rest of this is a copy paste from a hunting website I’m in, this guy even tried defending what he said!!!
Here is my take on these situations. Yes, he should have been wearing orange! BUT I will never understand how someone says, “I thought I was shooting at a deer”. There is NO excuse for that. You do not shoot at movement or something that could possibly be a deer. You shoot at A DEER. Not only that but you are shooting at a specific area on that deer.
I’ll share a quick story from this year on Catoosa. I was still hunting in an area and saw what appeared to be a tiny bit of blaze orange. I looked for a while trying to figure out what I was looking at. Long story short, I see movement and look through my scope. It was another hunter sitting on the ground with his orange vest rolled up and laying beside him. He was not wearing an orange hat. The first thought that went through my head was, “he better be glad I’m not one of those hunters that shoots at what I THINK might be a deer”.