• Retrieve harvested big game during the middle of the day or after dark when possible. This will reduce conflicts with other hunters and prevent spooking game at peak hours.
• Respect other users. Follow the rules of the road and the off-road. Slow down or stop when approaching other riders on the trail. When meeting equestrians, approach slowly, pull over and stop, turn off your engine, remove your helmet and ask how best to proceed.
• Avoid wet areas. Even with lighter weight and low-pressure tires, ATVs can damage wet areas.
• Keep your ATV properly tuned and muffled to reduce exhaust sounds and emissions.
• Don’t widen single-track trails by forcing your ATV down the trail.
• When overtaking others, pass in a safe and courteous manner.
• Limit ATV use in and around campgrounds. Be respectful of other campers’ desires for quiet and minimal disruption.
These simple steps can go a long way toward reducing the impact of ATV use and the need for more regulations, and will help retain existing ATV opportunities.
Note: Much of this information was provided by the U.S. Forest Service.