Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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Effective immediately, all Idaho Fish and Game managed lands and access sites within the Upper Snake Region are under an open fire ban until further notice.
"Increasingly dry conditions have caused us to restrict open fires on all department managed lands and access sites in the region," Regional Habitat Manager Terry Thomas said. "Fireworks are always prohibited; we want to reinforce that point and especially want to make sure recreational shooters understand that tracer ammunition and exploding Tannerite type targets fall under this restriction."
Shooters are also alerted to be cautious of the potential for fires started by ricochets or other sparks.
The wildlife management areas covered by this announcement include: Tex Creek, Sand Creek, Mud Lake, Market Lake, Deer Parks and Cartier Slough. All Fish and Game managed access sites, such as boat ramps are also included. Signs are being posted at many areas, but the restrictions are in effect, whether or not signs are present.
Fire restrictions will remain in place until fire conditions change, and the public will be notified at that time. Anyone with questions may contact the Upper Snake Region office at 208-525-7290.