With the coming weeks some of California’s prime deer hunting opportunities, the state’s swatch of wildfires that has affected areas throughout the state. There are fires in Siskiyou, El Dorado, – those two blazes have been among the most devastating – Madera, Mono, Alpine and Orange Counties.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) advises deer hunters to check for fire closures before heading into the field for upcoming deer hunts. Drought and extremely dangerous fire conditions have combined in many areas of the state to ignite several large wildfires in many popular deer hunting areas.
Some areas of public land and roads have been closed to protect public safety. Deer hunting season opens in some of these areas over the next few weeks.
Hunters are urged to check these links frequently in order to obtain the most up-to-date information. Although some hunting areas may be closed, there is still plenty of public land where deer hunters can find hunting opportunities.
Given the exceptionally dry conditions this year, it is even more important that hunters do their part to prevent wildfires. One less spark means one less wildfire. Learn more atwww.preventwildfireca.org/OneLessSpark/.