It doesn't appear by quick look that the fires are on the MF ... but the one on the SF might make for some serious smoke in the area.
I was thinking of going into the Seven Devils ... but it looks like fire crews are launching from same place I would launch from. Last year about this time they closed the area I want to backpack in - I'll call first before I go. Or, maybe I'll just stay close to home - archery hunting starts tomorrow.
Kind of depends on what my daughter wants to do ... climb peaks in the Seven Devils ... or get ready for school and play with friends, etc.
Jim Zumbo, Craig Boddington, Ron Spomer and Wayne Van Zwoll are all solid contributers to the modern hunting literature. Through their gifts (both hunting and writing) they make us better hunters. Whether it is letting us learn from their mistakes or by teaching us new techniques,they help us harvest more game. But I suggest looking to the oldies, the fathers of the outdoor writing craft, to learn tricks that you might have not used.
I chose to shoot the 270 winchester because I grew up...