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Fire closures causing hassles for Idaho hunters

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2013 file photo, members of the media wa;l through part of the 104,457 acres Beaver Creek Fire in the Baker Creek area north of Ketchum, Idaho. With its mountain backdrop, Sun Valley is normally a playground for the rich, the famous, for super-fit pursuers of outdoor sports or the Big Wood River�s feisty brook trout. To many, it�s heaven. But the fire known as �the Beast� has raised hell with the sun-basking, fun-loving lifestyle. (Ashley Smith / Times-news)
FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2013 file photo, members of the media wa;l through part of the 104,457 acres Beaver Creek Fire in the Baker Creek area north of Ketchum, Idaho. With its mountain backdrop, Sun Valley is normally a playground for the rich, the famous, for super-fit pursuers of outdoor sports or the Big Wood River�s feisty brook trout. To many, it�s heaven. But the fire known as �the Beast� has raised hell with the sun-basking, fun-loving lifestyle. (Ashley Smith / Times-news)

HUNTING — Check ahead before heading out hiking or hunting in central and southern Idaho.

Closure of federal lands in Idaho snarls hunting plans
The U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management have closed public access to thousands of acres in Idaho burned by this summer's wildfires, and now the state is scrambling to notify hunters that their hunts won't take place as planned.

—Twin Falls Times-News




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