Earlier this summer time, the USFS, which manages the Little Missouri, Cedar River and Sheyenne nationwide grasslands in North Dakota, established a variety of restrictions, on the Little Missouri solely, designed to attenuate the probability of beginning or spreading of wildfires due to excessive dry circumstances. Discharging a firearm is a type of restrictions, however the USFS offered an exemption to that rule for people who find themselves legally searching.
“We have now acquired some questions from elk and hen hunters who weren’t conscious of the exemption,” Craig Bihrle, Recreation and Fish Division communication supervisor, stated. “Whereas searching is allowed, individuals nonetheless must be extraordinarily cautious to not begin inadvertent fires.”
Whereas authorized searching is allowed, the hearth restriction order nonetheless prohibits campfires, smoking and driving automobiles off path on the Little Missouri Grasslands. An entire copy of the Little Missouri Nationwide Grasslands hearth restrictions is out there on the USFS Dakota Prairie Grasslands web site.
All through the state, hunters ought to maintain monitor of the day by day hearth hazard index, which restricts off-path car use and leisure fires when the index is within the Very Excessive, Excessive and Pink Flag Warning classes. Some counties may nonetheless have localized restrictions in place.