Malatya Haber Hunters should be aware of fire risk
Home News Livestock Crops Markets Hay, Range & Pasture Home & Family Classifieds Resources This Week's Journal
Commerical Hay Equipment For The Farm
Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizer

Farm Survey

Journal Getaways

Reader Comment:
by Wheat_Harvest movie

"Thanks so much for the article! These are the types of people we hope to"....Read the story...
Join other discussions.

Hunters should be aware of fire risk


While the dry summer of 2012 has resulted in wildfires in some parts of Nebraska, the fire risk remains high, especially in western Nebraska, during the fall hunting seasons.

Hunters have a responsibility to be aware of dry conditions that may create a fire risk and act accordingly.

Tips for hunters include:

--If possible, drive only on paved roads.

--Avoid driving on roads with tall vegetation in the middle track. If dry enough, this vegetation could contact the vehicle's catalytic converter and spark a fire. Inspect the undercarriage of your vehicle for plant debris.

--Do not park over dry vegetation.

--Heed any posted signs regarding fire.

--Smoke only inside vehicles or buildings.

--Camp only in designated camping areas, and do not build campfires.

--Have a fire extinguisher and shovel in the vehicle. If necessary, hunters must be able to act quickly to extinguish a fire.

--Carry a cell phone.

--Keep in touch with the landowner, who may have certain restrictions to follow.

Fires have killed many acres of timber resulting in branches or entire trees that may fall this season or in the future. Hunters should be cautious when hunting any area where trees have been killed due to wildfires or other causes. Hunters should not park vehicles under dead trees or place tree stands in dead trees.

Date: 11/12/2012


Copyright 1995-2014.  High Plains Publishers, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Any republishing of these pages, including electronic reproduction of the editorial archives or classified advertising, is strictly prohibited. If you have questions or comments you can reach us at
High Plains Journal 1500 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd., P.O. Box 760, Dodge City, KS 67801 or call 1-800-452-7171. Email:


Archives Search

NCBA Convention

United Sorghum Checkoff Program

Inside Futures

Editorial Archives

Browse Archives