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TRAILS ARE BLOCKED IN SEVEN DEVILS MOUNTAINS

Windstorms left many hiking trails crisscrossed with downed trees throughout the Seven Devils area, according to a release from the Wallow Whitman National Forest.

The Bridge Creek drainage, Boise Trail South No. 101, Sheep Creek and Sheep Creek Trail No. 53 are impassable to stock and difficult for hikers.

Due to a recent landslide, Bernard Creek Trail No. 58 is closed by forest order from the junction with Snake River National Recreation Trail No. 102 to the intersection of Dry Diggins Ridge Trail No. 140 near McGaffee Cow Camp.

A separate landslide led to the collapse of a retaining wall on Snake River Trail No. 102. The collapse is located 1/4 mile south of Pittsburgh Landing. The trail is open for hiking, but not passable by stock animals at this time.

Trail maintenance is performed by Forest Service staff and volunteers. Due to extensive damage, there will be delays in trail clearing. For details, call the Riggins office at 628-3916.

FOREST SERVICE REOPENS DANSKIN OHV TRAILS

The Danskin Mountain OHV Area is about 29 miles east of Boise and includes nearly 160 miles of designated motorized-use trails.

The area had been closed since 2013 following the Pony Complex fires that burned bridges, culverts, signs and caused trail erosion.

Riders should be alert for trail changes because some trails have more vegetation than in the past, and not all trail signs have been installed. Riders also need to stay on designated trails.

CONTROLLED HUNT RESULTS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Hunters who applied for elk, deer, pronghorn, fall turkey and black bear controlled hunts, go to fishandgame.idaho.gov/CH to see results. Postcards will be mailed to successful applicants by July 10.

Winners must buy controlled hunt tags by Aug. 1. Any tags not purchased by Aug. 1 will be forfeited.

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