1. Have a hardcopy map; online maps are great, but you must have a well-charged mobile device as well as be in a service area – don’t rely solely on online maps.
2. Know whose land you are on: http://www.oregon.gov/odf/pages/fire/corporate_closure.aspx , and follow those regulations. Responsible hunting preserves the legacy you are enjoying today. Please respect private landowner’s rights on access to their properties. If access has been allowed for walk-in behind closed gates, please keep the roadway open to the gate so fire equipment can get thru the gate in case of emergency. Thank you for all your support and helping prevent wildfires.
3. Be aware of active wildfires, fire closure areas and use restrictions in the area you hunt. The attached map shows wildfires as of August 27, 2015.
Oregon Department of Forestry South Cascade District Forester Greg Wagenblast cautions visitors, “With the forecasted cooler and potentially damp weather it is important to remember that we are still in fire season and it will take some significant amounts to penetrate thru the canopy of the trees to reach the forest floor. Fire risk could be reduced but not over at this point. Public use restrictions remain in place to prevent a fire starting and would ask hunters and recreationist to follow those restrictions wherever they may be. Currently, no campfires are allowed on any land in Linn and Lane County.”