1 Jul 2008, 9:43am
by admin

Jackies Butte Fire

Location: ~16 mi SE of Burns Junction, Malheur Co., OR

Specific Location: Jackies Butte, Owyhee High Desert area, Lat 42° 36′ 9″ Lon 117° 35´ 18″

Date of Origin: 06/30/08
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 07/03/08 11:00 PM
Total Personnel: 32
Size: 26,902 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

acreage correction


Situation as of 07/02/08 6:30 PM
Total Personnel: 62
Size: 25,491 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $140,000


Situation as of 07/01/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 131
Size: 28,902 acres
Percent Contained: 70%

Costs to Date: $140,000

Crews made significant progress on line construction.


Situation as of 06/30/08 11:00 PM
Total Personnel: 34
Size: 12,500 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

1 Jul 2008, 11:35am
by nathan w.

hello i have a bighorn sheep tag for this unit. Where can i get some info regarding the chances of my tag getting canceled?

1 Jul 2008, 2:26pm
by Mike

Try OR Dept. Fish and Wildlife.

Late June fires can wreak havoc with the grazing. Early May fires can enhance grass growth but late June fires, after most of the growth has occurred, combust this year’s crop. Depending on how big this fire gets, the BHS herd could be impacted from not at all to severely.

When winter range is burned in late summer of fall, humanitarian hunts are sometimes held to harvest animals that would otherwise starve to death over winter. Such hunts were held in NV in 2006, for instance.

2 Jul 2008, 10:09am
by nathan w.

thnx. i talked to the game biologist who looks after this area, and he said not to worry its not going to affect my hunt.

2 Jul 2008, 10:31am
by Mike

Looks like a 30,000 acre fire, more or less. If it had been 300,000 acres, things might have been different. Lots of fire season left to go, though.

Keep us updated on the hunt, please. Thank you.

3 Jul 2008, 8:57am
by nathan w.

I will be flying the unit this weekend, so I’ll let you know how it goes!



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