So what happens to all those people who paid for hunting tags in national forests that were closed because of the recent fires? The answer, at the moment, is that they are out of luck.
The California Department of Fish and Game has announced that there will be no refunds for the tags, but that may not be the end of it.
Refunds were given out last year for forests where there were closures. So to see if there is a change in plans, hunters should check in periodically with Fish and Game's license and revenue branch at (916) 227-2245.