Hunting

Do fire closures leave you hunting for a spot to hunt?

This summer's fires continue to burn and as the hunting season gets underway there are still fifteen active fire area closures in Idaho. This leaves substantial portions of our State... areas bigger than some US States... closed to access.

In order to assist sportsmen, we are compiling the latest fire activity and closures from InciWeb and making them available as real-time maps and downloads on our website.

Why isn't the fire closure boundary current?

I LOVE the MODIS interface you are offering with the hunt planner, thank you. However I just wanted to point out that for some fires (Sheep Fire for example), the fire closure boundary that is currently enacted by the USFS is not even showing up on the interface. When the "fire closure" layer is checked, it shows up for some fires (Mustang Complex, Halstead as examples), but not others. FYI, the USFS has closed the entire forest area from White Bird to Riggins, and from US95 to the wilderness boundary. It would be helpful and save some people time/$$ if this was updated.