Game and Fish Lifts Fire Ban

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has lifted a fire ban that was put into effect this summer on state lands in Sheridan, Johnson and Crook counties.

Game and Fish officials said users of Game and Fish Commission-owned and administered lands in these counties can again have open campfires, use charcoal grills and coal- or wood-burning stoves on open wildlife habitat management areas and authorized public access areas. Restrictions on smoking in open areas have also been lifted.

However, Game and Fish said the risk of natural and human-caused wildfires is still high, and no campfire or hot embers should be left unattended at any time. The use of fireworks is always prohibited on Wyoming Game and Fish Commission lands.