Yreka, CA— Emergency closures near the Salmon River Complex have been extended west and south for portions of the Klamath National Forest to include areas near the Butler Fire.
With bow season for deer hunting beginning August 17th, it is important for hunters to be aware of these closures. Hunters are encouraged to seek alternative hunting areas. Only fire personnel will have access to closed areas on National Forest lands.
The closure area is defined by the following boundary: Starting at Somes Bar, CA the closure boundary follows the Siskiyou County line south to Youngs Peak, then angles north along Knownothing Creek to State Highway 93/Salmon River Road and Forks of Salmon, CA. The closure boundary continues east along, but not including, Forest Road 39 to Timber Camp Trailhead, then northeast to the Russian Wilderness boundary, continuing along the boundary to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). The boundary parallels, but does not include, the PCT northwest to the intersection with Timothy Gulch, and then follows Wooley Creek southwest to State Hwy 93 and west to Somes Bar, CA.
More information regarding hunting regulations and closure can be found on CDFW’s website.