Our typically hot summer season is definitely upon us. Hot and dry conditions throughout Idaho have left rangelands and forests with extremely dry vegetation. Hunters are reminded that Fish and Game provides important fire information to help them keep up-to-date on current fire locations and acreage burned, especially in those Game Management Units where hunts might be impacted by fires.
There are two ways that hunters can easily find where significant fires are located and their suppression status using the Fish and Game website.
Using the Idaho Hunt Planner, which can be found under the Hunting header, look to the left-side of the web page, select “Map Center”, then select “Turn Layers On/Off” and click on “Wildfire & Closure Related Layers.” Once selected, zoom in to see all active fires highlighted in the respective Game Management Unit.
Additional fire information can also be found on the Fish and Game website that has up-to-date fire information. Under the Hunting header, select “Fire Info in Idaho.” Hunters can find a wealth of information on this page that will help in planning a hunt that may be experiencing a significant wildfire situation.
Be safe and prepared for any situation when planning your next hunting adventure!
For additional information, please call the Magic Valley Regional Office at (208) 324-4359, or any other Fish and Game office.