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Fire safety tips for hunters to keep in mind

POSTED: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 3:06pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

WACO -- Hunting season is underway but with cold weather and dry ground hunters should use caution with more than just firearms.

Mary Kay Hicks of the Texas Forest Service, said even though the weather is cooler the threat for a wildfire is still very real.

Any green vegetation has been dried out due to the recent frost and a campfire, cigarette or even the muzzle of the gun is enough to start a fire.

"The biggest thing is remember that the drought is not over and so just be really careful parking on grass, disposing any smoking materials. Don't burn you know your corn bags your feed bags that you go out and fill up your feeders with. Carry them back with you. Muzzle loaders too have to follow their shots," said Hicks.

Hicks said after cold fronts comes through the winds behind it dry out the grass extremely fast so hopefully the rain tomorrow eases the threat a little.
 

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