Wildfires could limit Idaho hunting

Wildfires could limit Idaho hunting

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Wildfires could limit Idaho hunting

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on September 14, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 14 at 3:04 PM

BOISE -- Wildfires burning across some of Idaho's best hunting territory may frustrate shooters as some of the state's most popular hunts get underway this fall.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced Wednesday that the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management may close access to some areas.

Hunters affected by a fire closure can adjust their schedule to hunt later in the season or exchange general tags to hunt elsewhere before the season begins.

Idaho Fish and Game officials will consider requests for rain checks or refunds by hunters whose access is blocked by fire.

Hunters requesting a rain check must submit their tags and permits with a letter describing what happened.

Rain checks would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis come the hunting season's conclusion.

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