Feb 09,2007 00:00
GENERAL: Recreationalists should be prepared for cold, and wet or icy conditions. Snow accumulations are below average, but icy and crusted snow is present above 4000 feet elevation. Off road motorized travel should not be attempted without proper equipment and checking with local BLM and Forest Service officials regarding motorized access restrictions in effect to protect wintering big game.
PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR WMA: The entry gates for the North Side Access Road have been shut closing the WMA to motorized access for the protection of wintering big game. The area is open to foot traffic and other non-motorized access.
COUGAR: Cougar are reported regularly in the Maury, Ochoco, and Grizzly units, at all elevations and habitat types. Areas to consider include the Alkali Butte and Sanford Creek (Maury WMU); Bridge Creek, Sunflower Creek, and Lookout Mountain (Ochoco WMU); and Green Mountain, Mill Creek, and Marks Creek (Grizzly WMU). As winter progresses areas frequented by concentrations of wintering elk and deer will be areas to scout for cougar sign.