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Do I have to have the permit with me when collecting wood?
Yes. Also, permits are only valid on state forest land within the permitted area.
What if I don’t get around to collecting all 5 cords of wood before the permit expires – can I get an extension?
No. Cutting should start when permit is purchased. No extensions or refunds will be given.
The permit is in my name but can I have someone else cut my wood for me?
Yes, However, YOU (the permittee) must be on site when cutting and in the vehicle when transporting the wood.
Can I get more than one 90-day permit a year?
No. Permits are restricted to one 90-day permit per household per year. However, you still have the option to visit the U.S. Forest Service and obtain a permit to collect fuelwood on federal forest land.
I know a few timber sales where I’m sure the logger has finished. Can I collect wood there?
Maybe. Wood may not be removed from timber sale areas until that timber sale area is included on a permit map. The General Fuelwood Permit maps are updated each year before the start of the permit season (April 1). If you are interested in a particular area that is not included on the General map, contact the local DNR office to inquire about a Specific Fuelwood Permit.
Can I drive off a road to collect wood?
No. You must remain on established roads. No off-road use of vehicles is permitted; this includes ATVs, ORVs, etc.
Can I take a wheelbarrow off-road to collect wood?
Yes, you may use a wheelbarrow or handcart off-road.
Can I cut live trees or trees that are standing but dead?
No. Remove only dead and down material from areas shown on the map provided. No standing trees, alive or dead, may be cut under a general area permit.
Can I sell any of the fuelwood that I collect from this permit?
No. Firewood removed under this permit is for personal use only and is not to be sold or traded.
When do I have to fill out the Collection Log and what happens if I forget to fill it out?
The Collection Log must be filled out prior to transporting fuelwood collected under the permit. If you are contacted by a conservation officer and the log is not completed, you may be considered in violation of the terms of the permit and may receive a citation.