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Fire information booth for hunters scheduled for central and eastern Oregon
September 21, 2011
Kevin Benton, Oregon Department of Forestry, Prineville                541-447-5658
Echo Murray, Walker Range Fire Patrol Association                       541-433-2451
Kiel Nairns, Oregon Department of Forestry, The Dalles                  541-296-4626
Dave Fields, Office of State Fire Marshal Regional Supervisor          541-419-1844
Angie Johnson, Oregon Department of Forestry, John Day               541-575-1139
Hunter Information Booths Open Next Week
Central Oregon~ Hunter Information Booths will be opening across central Oregon Wednesday September 28th and some staffed through Friday September 30th. Hunter booths are available for the public to get current fire restriction information on open fires, driving off road, chainsaw use, smoking in the forest, and more; road closure information as well as map sales, free gun locks, and coffee will also be available at most locations. 
Early fall is the most dynamic time of year for fire danger. Cold nights alone do not provide added moisture and hot afternoons continue to dry out vegetation. The message to hunters and recreationists is to call ahead to the area you are visiting and find out the current fire use restrictions; they quickly change and vary from place to place. .
Fire restriction / fire use information can be found at the following locations:
Private lands in the Central Oregon area - The Oregon Department of Forestry:
Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties – Prineville Unit                          541-447-5658
Gilliam, Morrow, Hood River, and Wasco counties – The Dalles Unit          541-296-4626
Wheeler, Grant, and Harney counties – John Day Unit                                 541-575-1139
Public lands – USDA Forest Service
Deschutes National Forest                                                                          541-383-5300
Ochoco National Forest                                                                             541-416-6500
Malheur National Forest                                                                             541-575-1321
Public lands – USDI Bureau of Land Management
Prineville District                                                                                          541-416-6700
Hunter Booth Locations:
  • John Day – at Oregon Department of Forestry, 415 Patterson Bridge Road (off of Hwy 26, turn at Shell Station – Look for sandwich board sign)
Thursday                   09/29/11         8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday                         09/30/11         8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Prineville – at Ray’s on the east side of Prineville off Highway 26
Wednesday               09/28/11         5:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday                   09/29/11         5:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday                         09/30/11         5:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • La Pine – at Ray’s    on Hwy 97 in  La Pine
Thursday                   09/29/11         6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday                         09/30/11         6:30  a.m. – 6:00 p.m..
  • Highway 58 – On Highway 58 between mile posts 72 and 73
Thursday                   09/29/11         8:00 a.m. – dark
Friday                         09/30/11         8:00 a.m. – dark
  • Memaloose Rest Area
Thursday                   09/29/11         6:00am -5:30pm
Friday                         09/30/11         6:00am -5:30pm
  • Dodson Road
Thursday                   09/29/11         9:00am -6:00pm
Friday                         09/30/11         9:00am -6:00pm
The hunter booths are brought to you by the Central Oregon Fire Prevention Cooperative, the Klamath County Fire Prevention Cooperative, Grant-Harney Fire Prevention Cooperative and the Mid-Columbia Fire Prevention Cooperative.