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  1. Oldcarp

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    I'm going to go today and see how much if any of my elk area as burned. We are having some serous situations here in Utah with the fires.

    Otherwise I hope you'all are having a good summer and staying safe.
     
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    I sure don't miss going out there to work on the fires anymore.
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Be careful. Good luck!
     
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    Which fire affected your hunting area?

    We've had one fire up our canyon so far. A 'controlled' burn that got away from the feds. Nothing as bad as the 18,000 acres burned over on trail mountain after that controlled burn escaped.

    I heard this morning that the Dollar Ridge fire is already at 30,000 acres with zero containment. :(

    My elk hunting buddy is a wildland firefighter. He teases me about having to wake up at 3am to work a wreck on the highway or deal with a sick person but right now he's standing out in the heat and smoke running a water tender down in Richfield. That's gotta be way worse.

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    Here's a bunch of pictures for the folks who might find them amusing. This was a fire a few years ago that we could watch from our porch.
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    More[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    #tactiprius
     
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    On the upside, the burnt off area was reseeded and the elk and deer were back as soon as the grass sprouted.

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    That's some serious devastation
     
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    Here is a couple elk. I have a lot of elk coming in. The one picture is the fire about two ridges over. I have a little video on my phone but don't know how to get it on here. It doesn't look good for my elk area. It looks like its going to burn.
     

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    Christine I remember that.
     
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    Not sure about Elk but I have walked many a wildfire at sunrise the day after and always find nosy deer, tracks etc on a wildfire the next day they are lured to the area.
     
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    Its a little over 52,000 acres burned its 45% contained. 74 homes destroyed and 6 damaged along with 131 camp trailers destroyed. Plus 158 sheds and out buildings. I'm going to go see this Saturday if they will let me up there.
     
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    Call ahead access will be limited to property owners if at all.
     
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    The closest Forest service office ill have either a fire hotline or an announcement on their webpage. Also if there is a national website that will tell you info on specific fires, % of containment number of resources etc, daily updates on progress.
     
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    Www.geomac.gov or inciweb.nwcg.gov for info on fires.
     
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    Yeah I used to check the sit report every summer every day unless I was on a fire, now not so much I don't care.
     

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