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    Just ain't right without that beautiful blue sky and cotton candy clouds. Need a little help from above !!




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    Some of you wont appreciate this but, burns are a good thing as long as no one gets hurt. If there is a good winter, and spring think of all the new vegetation man. gonna be great those trees need to burn its a cycle. Look at the predicament tht casper mnt is in all that thick timber on the north side shouldnt be like that. Thats why there is no animals (not many) on that side theres just not much habitat. You look at picture from the early 1900s the mntn hardly has any trees on it, and when she does go up holy crap is it goona go. Just my .02

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    It is true that the vegetation comes back better than ever but that's what prescribed burns are best for, not the outrageously huge wildfires we have been having. Yes, in my experiences animals do like burn areas to eat and such after it starts growing back but it's usually smaller burn areas where they still have thicker timber around then where they still have a sense of safety. These huge fires where they are taking out whole mountain peaks and such is horrible. You're more than likely not going to find a herd of elk hanging out there come this fall! It's hard to see the up side of these fires when I have experienced first hand how damaging and deadly they are.

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    Be thankful you dont live in communist Kalifornia, where fire supression has killed the forest. We have very few decent summer, winter ranges that can actually hold animals. Most of our forest is so choked with old underbrush and thick canopies, that when a fire does eventually start, it can/and will grow to epic proportions. Those fires, with all of the fuel, kill everything from the humans that fight them, to the dirt that they grow in. As long as no homes are burned and nobody gets hurt, it will be a boon to hunt in future years. Ive watched our deer populations buckle in the last 50 years, because of fire supression.

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    I have seen deer move back in right after a fire while the trees were still smoldering! After our California fires, the area looked like a "Moonscape." But the deer were everywhere, wish Forestry would do a control burn in our mtns, the brush is getting thick and tall.

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    Have a fire going in the canyon about 3 miles away right now. The fire just went straight to crowning with all the dead uynderbrush. At 100 acres, we must have 2000 crews on hand!

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    The Forest circus should get most of the blame for these big fires for not allowying more logging. This is what you get with rampant bettle kill and no thinning of the trees. Somethings gotta give, also you cant expect to live in area like the laramie peak and the Colorado springs fire and not expect something like that to happen. Its why you thin your trees, just like people in florida area should expect hurricanes, and california expect earthquakes. The animals will come back, and by the sounds of it they may not get that bad boy out before the snow falls so it is what it is. To be honest the fire thing is a little over hyped to me, its summer, its dry, lets move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinthedoc View Post
    The Forest circus should get most of the blame for these big fires for not allowying more logging. This is what you get with rampant bettle kill and no thinning of the trees. Somethings gotta give, also you cant expect to live in area like the laramie peak and the Colorado springs fire and not expect something like that to happen. Its why you thin your trees, just like people in florida area should expect hurricanes, and california expect earthquakes. The animals will come back, and by the sounds of it they may not get that bad boy out before the snow falls so it is what it is. To be honest the fire thing is a little over hyped to me, its summer, its dry, lets move on.
    Im 100% for the logging part. We can create 250,000 jobs quick if we can open up the WHOLE forest to logging.

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    Personally I would rather see a huge forest fire over housing developments along the mountain side. The human invasion into forests is more hurtful for the herds than a forest fire is. Sorry for the people who happen to live in these areas but forest fires come with the territory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyohunter View Post
    Personally I would rather see a huge forest fire over housing developments along the mountain side. The human invasion into forests is more hurtful for the herds than a forest fire is. Sorry for the people who happen to live in these areas but forest fires come with the territory.
    Ditto I wish we could adopt a policy that if you werent born in wyoming you should leave and never come back. (maybe a little extreme) Bwahahaha

 

 

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