BISMARCK -- Dry conditions across North Dakota will be a concern for fall hunting this year.
Mike Anderson with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department discusses the conditions with Game and Fish director Jeb Williams, West Dunn Fire Chief Ryan Hauck and Sarah Duttenhefner, the Dunn County emergency manager.
Williams says the most important thing that could be done for anyone recreating in the outdoors is follow the daily fire danger index that can be found at ndresponse.gov.
Hauck says be mindful of your surroundings. That includes wisely handling cigarette butts and driving through grassy areas. "A little tiny spark even from clipping a rock clipping a vehicle can cause some significant damage out here," he says.
Duttenhefner says its a good idea to have a shovel, fire extinguisher and extra water at your camp in case of fire. She says farmers and ranchers are concerned with vehicles parking in grassy areas.
Hauck says those heading outdoors should check for any burn ban restrictions in their area.