Hunters Headed To Deer Camp Reminded To Leave Firewood Behind

LITTLE ROCK – As people begin to load up the truck to get the hunting camp ready, many may be tempted to truck some extra firewood down for the season, but they may be bringing more than a source of heat and conversation.

Many invasive insects, such as the emerald ash borer, can be found in firewood, and transporting that wood can be one of the fastest ways for these pests to spread. There’s really no way to tell what parasites a log harbor.

“Wood that looks clean may actually be concealing insects like the emerald ash borer,” said AGFC Chief of Wildlife Management Brad Carner. “It’s not only an issue for private camps, but also for our public land.”     MORE

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