Virginia Fire Danger Closes Hunting in Areas

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Several large wildfires are burning in Virginia, with over 19,700 acres already burned. Due to the fires, public access has been closed until it is safer for people to be in these areas. Portions of George Washington and Jefferson National Forests will be closed to hunters for the spring turkey season.

The areas closed are a small portion of the national forests. Hunters still have many land opportunities available to them across the state. A map of the closed areas of George Washington and Jefferson National Forests can be found here: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gwj/news-events/?cid=STELPRDB5363131. 

Hunters are urged to not park on dry grass areas and to be careful with how they put out their personal smoking materials. From WSLS10.com.