Michigan -(Ammoland.com)- With firearm deer hunting season approaching, conservation officers at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources remind hunters heading afield using an off-road vehicle (ORV) to follow ORV land-use regulations.
“Each year, some hunters use ORVs where it is illegal to operate them,” said Cpl. John Morey, DNR ORV and snowmobile coordinator. “We remind hunters that ORV restrictions are in place to protect natural resources and minimize user conflict with other hunters and outdoor recreation enthusiasts. To ensure everyone’s safety and to help everyone have an enjoyable hunt, we ask riders to know the rules.”
Hunters should be aware of the following ORV land-use regulations:
It is illegal to operate an ORV on public lands in the lower peninsula unless they are operating on the DNR designated ORV trail system. Michigan’s ORV trail system has three basic types of trails, including:
- Motorcycle-only trails maintained at a 28-inch width
- 50-inch-wide trails open to ORVs that are 50-inches wide or less
- ORV routes maintained at a width of 72 inches
ORV use on designated trails is limited depending on the …Read the Rest