Burn ban remains as hunting season begins in Mississippi
Deer hunting season (gun with dog) began November 19 in most parts of Mississippi. People will be out in the woods in large numbers, and they will be looking for ways to keep warm.
The Mississippi Forestry Commission would like to remind hunters that they should not use a wood-burning campfire, bonfire, fire pit, fire ring, burn barrel – anything with an open flame that produces an ember.
“Don’t do any outdoor burning right now – wait until burn bans are lifted, and drought conditions improve. A small spark can become a large wildfire when conditions are dry and windy” said Russell Bozeman, assistant state forester. “One less spark could mean one less wildfire. No campfire is worth putting people’s lives at risk.”