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Caution urged for hunters in Willamette National Forest

Bow season has opened for deer and elk hunting in the Willamette National Forest.

Hunters are advised to familiarize themselves with fire closures and follow all restrictions while in the field. Please check the status of an area before heading to the woods.

The Willamette National Forest currently has a campfire ban in effect in most areas due to high fire danger and several fire closures are in effect for public and firefighter safety.

Here are a few things to remember when hunting on public lands:

-- Be aware of any fire restrictions in effect.

-- Do not idle, drive or park on dry grass,...

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