Hunters may Face Access Restrictions Due to Fire Danger
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reminds hunters and other outdoor recreationists to check with local land management agencies and landowners about possible road closures and other fire-related restrictions as they head out for the start of bowhunting season and various end-of-summer activities.
Active fires burning in several Oregon locations, as well as high fire danger in other areas, already has led to some road closures, and other closures may be implemented with very little warning. Hunters and other individuals planning trips into Oregon ’s wild areas should be prepared to be flexible with their plans if they encounter access restrictions.
ODFW does not close hunting seasons due to fire danger. However, hunters may need to hunt in a different area if their favorite hunting spot is the site of an active fire or if a private landowner has closed access due to fire danger. Hunters also should be prepared to walk on roads that have been closed to vehicle traffic, and should carry fire safety equipment into camp.