The American Red Cross has responded to 20 home fires since July 1, with the bulk of those fires, nine, occurring after Jan. 1, according to Nancy Cataldo, executive director of the American Red Cross Sandhills Chapter.
Don’t let a little smoke cloud your vision about the power of fire in nature. When used properly, as in a controlled or prescribed fire, the impact on wildlife can be as positive and productive as a wildfire can be devastating. Performing controlled burns in the right places at the right times will certainly help deer herd growth when done properly but the immediate impact will be for turkeys, in terms of hunting.
Warmer and slightly more seasonable weather has had the hoped for results … fishing success is improved for several species of fish. Plus, it will probably get much more productive during the next couple of weeks if the trend continues. If I were you, I’d leave for the lake right now. As soon as I finish this report, I’m going back.