G&F lifts fire ban on State lands
September 30, 2007
The Wyoming Game & Fish Department lifted their fire ban on state lands effective Friday, September 28th. Campfires and barbecue grills are again permitted on Wyoming Game and Fish Department lands thanks to improved moisture conditions across the Cowboy State.
Game and Fish field personnel report recent rain and snowfall have lessened the fire danger across the state, but hunters are still cautioned to be very careful with campfires. “The forage on Game and Fish habitat areas is critical to wintering big game,” said Bill Cowling, Habitat and Access Maintenance branch chief. “Everyone still needs to be very careful with fire, so we don’t lose any valuable forage.”
Fire bans have also been lifted in some Bureau of Land Management districts. Hunters are advised to contact the local office of federal agencies for specific fire rules. Hunters are reminded campfires are prohibited year-round on walk-in areas and state school sections.