With the Big Cougar fire burning the majority of the "public land" in unit 11 leaving mostly private which is not accessible to most hunters, does it
not make sense to give CH tag holders an option of a rain check due to the temporary loss of deer habitat ?
Currently there are no plans to issue rain checks for Unit 11. Although fire has gone through much of the Unit, many acres of unburned habitat still remain. Historically, rain checks are sometimes offered only in those units that have massive ongoing fires with area closures preventing hunter access. Clearwater game managers are recommending no changes to current seasons based on what they are seeing on the ground for available hunter access and unburned habitat.