Hunter Campfire Safety

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Colorado

Hunters are heading to the high country this weekend to hunt deer and elk through October 27th, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife has a message: please be careful with your campfire.

Colorado has received little moisture since late summer, and several fires are burning throughout the state.

CPW has a list of precautions for both hunters and campers which include:

-Keep fires small, and keep them attended.

-Before you sleep make sure you completely drown the fire.

-Any time you leave camp, make sure the fire is out.

-If it’s windy, it’s recommended not to start a campfire.

-Don’t drive or park your vehicle over dry vegetation. Hot exhaust pipes can ignite dry grass.

-Don’t drag chains on the road causing sparks.

-Dispose of cigarette butts safely.

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