USFS Closure Order in Sequoia National Forest Now Lifted

No Restrictions on Hunters in D-9 Deer Hunt Zone

Law enforcement’s multi-week search for fugitive Benjamin Peter Ashley has concluded, and the previous U.S. Forest Service public safety closure order for portions of the Sequoia National Forest, including the Piutes Mountains, has been lifted.

The restrictions, which limited public access to lands and roadways in the Kern River District within the Sequoia National Forest, are no longer in place and activities may resume in these areas, including in the D-9 deer hunt zone.

CDFW thanks the public for their patience and cooperation.

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Media Contacts:
Lt. Chris Stoots, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 651-9982

Cpt. Patrick Foy, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 651-6692