About two-thirds of Unit 28 in the Clear Creek burn area near Salmon has been re-opened to hunting. Meeting in a telephone conference call October 12, Fish and Game Commissioners voted unanimously to re-open another section of Unit 28. The hunting unit was closed at the request of the Forest Service so workers could finish containing the huge Clear Creek fire and complete emergency rehabilitation of burned-over areas. Part of the unit was re-opened earlier. The Commission's second action leaves only about a third of the unit closed. The remaining closed portion could be opened before antlerless elk hunting starts if Forest Service operations there are finished. The area remaining closed is mostly a portion of lower Panther Creek and its side tributaries. Effective October 15, the hunting closure is rescinded in the following portions of the unit:
- That area defined on the north by the existing closure, on the east by the Ridge Road 020, and on the west by the Napias Creek Road 242 - Moccasin Creek Road 021 - Deep Creek Road 101 - Panther Creek Road 055 from Deep Creek to Morgan Creek Summit, and on the south by the Unit 28 boundary.
- That area bounded on the east by the Silver Creek Road 108 - Panther Creek Road 055 to Forney, on the north by the Porphyry Creek-bighorn Crags Road 112 - 113 to the Crags Campground and Trails 021 - 045, and the west and south by the boundary of Unit 28.