It's Public Land. But the Public Can't Reach It.
ELK MOUNTAIN, Wyo. — The first time I showed the app to someone who had never used it, I had to gently extract my phone from the person’s hand. This happened the second time, too, and was followed by an email requesting the name of “that mapping program.” The app is called OnX. Its basic functionality is simple: OnX shows you where you are in real time, using a blue dot exactly the same as the one on Google Maps. The difference is that OnX is designed to show where you are in a forest, on a mounnews.yahoo.com
Virginia deer hunters reminded of mandatory disease sampling on Saturday
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is conducting mandatory Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) sampling on Saturday. CWD is a fatal neurological disease that affects deer. On Saturday, there are two “disease management” areas. If you kill a deer in these areas, you’ll need to comply with the sampling:Disease Management Area 1 Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren counties Find a sampling location hereDisease Management Area 2 Culpeper, Madison and Orange counties Find a sampling location hereDGIF reminds hunters that whole deer carcasses killed within a disease management area cannot be transported out of that area. Also, the Centers for Disease Control recommends that all deer killed in areas known to be infected with CWD be tested prior to consumption.