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Rifle Deer Hunting Season Starts In Western North Carolina

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Firefighters are working to quash a wildfire in the western North Carolina mountains ahead of an expected increase in wind speed that could cause the blaze to grow bigger again. Firefighters are working to quash a wildfire in the western North Carolina mountains ahead of an expected increase in wind speed that could cause the blaze to grow bigger again.
BURKE COUNTY, NC -

The U.S. Forest Service says rifle deer hunting season starts Monday in the western part of North Carolina.  It runs through December 14.

To find out the local laws and safety regulations, click here.

Parts of the Linville Gorge that had been closed due to a wildfire are being reopened to the public for hunting acess.

Officials advise hunters to be on the lookout for new hazards that have cropped up due to the fire, like weakened trees or areas that are still smoldering.

The Table Rock wildfire has burned nearly 2,600 acres and is about 80 percent contained. The fire started Nov. 12 in the Pisgah National Forest in Burke County.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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