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Status of Calf Canyon Fire as Deer, Elk Hunting Seasons Begin
News - 08/28/2022
TAOS, NM – August 27, 2022 – The Santa Fe and Carson national forests, along with the Interagency Management Team assigned to the Calf Canyon Fire, are working to find solutions to continually reopen areas of the forests as suppression repair work is completed and weather patterns change over the burn area. A third reduction just took place on the Carson National Forest last week with another one anticipated possibly for this week.
"I want to acknowledge that we are in a difficult and unique time where fire-related closures remain in place as archery hunting season begins for deer and elk on Thursday," said Carson National Forest Supervisor James Duran, who is also the acting forest supervisor on the Santa Fe National Forest.
"Hunting is a very important tradition and activity, and I am continuing to ask staff to reassess all opportunities to reopen more areas as suppression repairs are completed and when flash flooding and debris flow threats have decreased,” Duran continued. “However, due the fire’s severity, some areas will likely remain closed for a longer duration, and some of the damaged infrastructure, such as trails and roads, could prevent full access, even as areas are opened up."
Many areas within Game Management Units 45 and 49 are open. Details and maps can be found online (Carson, Santa Fe). Visitors should stay up to date with each Forest's webpage and social media for announcements of newly reopened areas.
The 341,735-acre Calf Canyon Fire is 100% contained but has not been controlled or declared out. 516 personnel are currently assigned to the incident.