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Forest Service Warns Hunters to be Careful

Forest Service Warns Hunters to be Careful

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- The U-S Forest Service is warning hunters that heavy rain and snow have made backwoods travel pretty dangerous.

The main deer hunt is done, but special hunts and the muzzleloading hunt are still scheduled.

Wasatch-Cache National Forest officials say that roads and trails are virtually impassable above 78-hundred feet.

Also, heavy early snows have caused a risk of avalanches.

To avoid travel trouble, officials encourage hunters to carry a tow strap, tire chains and a shovel with them on hunting trips.

In addition, they recommend carrying waterproof matches, extra food, water, a first-aid kit, extra clothing, a whistle and a cell phone if possible.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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