UPDATED 3:20 p.m. with news of Porcupine Bay closure.
WILDFIRES -- Check ahead and be careful when selecting a place to hunt, hike or boat in the next few weeks.
I provide key links to agency wildfire updates that include information about some of the vast land closures in today's Outdoors story:
- Wildfires block access to key hunting, hiking, boating areas.
- Porcupine Bay was added today to the list of boat access areas closed on Lake Roosvelt.
Each agency also has specific information, such as this list of closures from the Colville National Forest:
While access closures are restricting where hunters can go as season open this month, state agencies won't be delaying hunting season dates.
Meanwhile, wildlife is being impacted by fires, too, but wildlife managers are mostly worried about the impacts today's fires will have on wildlife survival this winter: