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  • Green Dot road closures looming

  • Hunters, hikers and mushroom-pickers are reminded that the annual Green Dot road closures go into effect Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest around Butte Falls and Prospect.
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  • Hunters, hikers and mushroom-pickers are reminded that the annual Green Dot road closures go into effect Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest around Butte Falls and Prospect.
    The closure begins the Wednesday before the Cascade general bull elk season for rifle hunters and lasts through the season, which ends Oct. 19.
    Only Forest Service roads marked with green dots are open to vehicle travel, with adjoining spur roads mostly closed to provide bulls more avenues to escape, as well as to create a more aesthetically pleasant hunting experience in the heavily roaded forest areas.
    Also, the Prospect Off-Highway Vehicle trail system, including the Woodruff and Corral play areas, are closed under the Green Dot program.
    All-terrain vehicles are restricted to the same Green Dot roads as other vehicles.
    Maps are available at the Forest Service offices in Prospect and Butte Falls, as well as at some Green Dot road signs explaining the closure.
    Electronic copies of the map can be seen at www.fs.usda.gov/rogue-siskiyou.
    Additional information on the closure can be found on page 96 of the 2012 Oregon Big Game Regulations
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