MILES CITY, Mont. -- Everyone appreciates a safe and fire-free fall hunting experience. The 2013 fall hunting season is a few weeks away and the early archery-hunting season begins mid-August. Landowners and land management agencies are concerned about fire danger despite the recent rains our area has experienced. “Things dry out faster than we think;” commented John Ensign, Region 7 Wildlife Manager, “and the landscape across Montana can be dry while containing a heavy fuel load of grass from spring and summer moisture.” Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is urging hunters to be fire aware to avoid starting a fire.
These simple common sense guidelines will reduce the chance of a human caused fire:
Information about fire restrictions is available on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov. Click Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings. For the status of ongoing fires visit the online source for fire information at http://www.inciweb.org.