Texas A&M Forest Service is asking folks to protect Texas lands this hunting season by being mindful of activities that may cause a wildfire. From 2016 to 2020, the agency chartered by the Texas Legislature responded to 3,742 wildfires burning nearly 1.5 million acres. During that time, 37 percent of wildfires occurred during the months of September through January, according to a news release from last week.
“Texas A&M Forest Service wants all hunters to be safe this upcoming season,” Karen Stafford, Texas A&M Forest Service State Wildfire Prevention Program Leader, states in the release. “We all have a role to play in protecting our state from wildfires, so remember to do your part and don’t let a wildfire start.”