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Benefits of the burn: Does the good outweigh the bad?

I remember sitting on the back porch on a hot dry July evening in the late 1990s, watching a wild fire come over the ridge of the mountain range just to the west of my hometown in southern Utah. At the time, I had no idea of what that burn would, or could, do to the landscape or how it would become the primary contributor to many of my fondest hunting memories. Since then, understanding fire, fire rehab and the benefits of fire have become a major part of my profession and often the focal point of my scouting and hunting efforts continue reading...