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    Smoke in Dease Lake?

    Anyone been up and back? With the Telegraph Creek fire raging and wind from the southwest Iím wondering if the mountains are terribly smoky? Particularly the Cassiar area. Iím headed up next week and will put it off if I need to.

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    Re: Smoke in Dease Lake?

    Wondering the same thing hate to put all this planning into our hunt and be cancelled from something like this. you can check out www.firesmoke.ca shows you the active smoke in Canada.

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    Re: Smoke in Dease Lake?

    Hearing it’s really smoky out that way from buddy working up there

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    Re: Smoke in Dease Lake?

    Talked to Bill at BC Yukon. He’s not even flying right now. Says it’s clearing and should be going by the weekend.

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    Re: Smoke in Dease Lake?

    There are several fires around Dease Lake. The closest one to Cassiar is the Elbow Lake fire just south of Dease Crossing. Yes the area is very smoky as the two biggest fires combined are at 29,000 ha just west of Dease Lake. If you can delay your trip, it might be a good idea. There still remains a chance of evacuation of Dease Lake but the WildFlire folks appear somewhat optimistic that it won't be necessary. The amount of air power (now flying out of Iskut) is impressive as these are now the biggest fires burning in BC. It definitely won't be the same hunting around this area this fall.
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    Re: Smoke in Dease Lake?

    Cant see the actual dease lake from the highway it’s so Smokey.

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    Re: Smoke in Dease Lake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cat catcher View Post
    Cant see the actual dease lake from the highway it’s so Smokey.
    You there now?

    talked to the outfitter at kawdy he said it’s off and on. Today being a bad one.

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    Re: Smoke in Dease Lake?

    Quote Originally Posted by butcher View Post
    You there now?

    talked to the outfitter at kawdy he said it’s off and on. Today being a bad one.
    Look at the DRIVEBC webcam. The outfitter is right, it is good and bad. IMO the longer you can delay your trip, the better. Cassiar may not be as bad as it is further north. Good luck!
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    Re: Smoke in Dease Lake?

    Quote Originally Posted by butcher View Post
    Talked to Bill at BC Yukon. He’s not even flying right now. Says it’s clearing and should be going by the weekend.

    im booked with Bill for mid Sept....for Caribou. The fires are close, and i guess the concern of the animals even be on the plateau in a months time with all the smoke

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    Re: Smoke in Dease Lake?

    With everything going on there it might be best just to avoid the area.

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