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Tracking Federal Legislation

With the convening of the 115th Congress, many bills are being introduced that have an impact on motorized recreation and outdoor activities.  Select legislation is being tracked and updates provided on OutdoorWire.   NOTE: this is only selected Federal legislation.  For a comprehensive list of all...

What does the term mean?

Land use efforts come with many strange terms.  If you are faced with a bureaucratic term and no definition, check my MUIRNet Glossary at the below link......

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Report Shows Continuing Decline in ATV Deaths and Injuries

Industry Commitment to National Safety and Training Programs Contributes to Reduced Number of Incidents The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) 2015 Annual Report of ATV Deaths and Injuries (published January 2017) confirms that fatalities and injuries related to all-terrain vehicles (...

2018 King of The Hammers Dates Announced

JOHNSON VALLEY, CA MARCH 31st, 2017: Hammerking Productions is pleased to announce the dates for the 2018 King of The Hammers. The week-long off-road race and festival will commence on February 2nd, 2018 with the opening of Hammertown in Johnson Valley, CA followed by a week of off-road racing. The ...

NATIONAL - Forest Service Invites Public to Help Identify Priority Trail Maintenance Work

NATIONAL - Forest Service Invites Public to Help Identify Priority Trail Maintenance Work The Forest Service is inviting the public to help identify trails that will be part of a U.S. Forest Service effort with partners and volunteers to increase the pace of trail maintenance. Nationwide, the Fore...

Ask a Minnesota Trooper: Covering up off-road lights

Question: I was wondering if I needed to cover my spot light/light bar on top of my pickup before I hit the highway. Let me know what the rules are regarding a cover or no cover. The research I did before purchasing was only KC style or round lights needed a cover in the state of Minnesota. I have i...

Final decision released on Soldier Pass motorized use proposal

Sedona, Ariz., March 27, 2017 — A final decision has been made by Coconino National Forest regarding the Soldier Pass motorized use proposal, which should reduce the volume of motorized traffic in the area and reduce the conflicts that are occurring as a result of this use. Based on the Environme...

Limited recreation sites in Flagstaff Ranger District opening early

Flagstaff, Ariz., March 28, 2017 — This spring the Flagstaff Ranger District is opening some recreation sites earlier than usual with limited amenities.  Lower Lake Mary Picnic Area is now open Saturdays and Sundays until April 10, when it will open for the entire week.  The picnic area is day use ...

Soft, wet forest roads still closed, strand motorists

Flagstaff, Ariz., March 28, 2017 — Everyone knows spring follows winter, which means mud season follows snow season. Many roads in the Coconino National Forest are still closed until the snowbanks melt and the soil dries out.  This year the Coconino NF has numerous people ignoring closed gates and ...

Change Targets With the Push of a Button!

The Lyman Auto-Advance Target System is a revolutionary design, offering the advantage of remote target advancement previously only found in expensive industrial systems. The Auto-Advance Target System will advance the shooter's targets with the use of a hand-held remote controller at distances of u...

Take Nebraska Game and Parks' 2017 challenges

It's a special year: Nebraska turned 150 in March, and Game and Parks is celebrating this milestone all year long with special events and activities. You can take part in the fun by participating in Game and Parks' 150 Challenges. They include: Nebraska 150 Challenge: Complete 150 miles or more o...

SLEDDERS LEAD LEGAL PUSHBACK ON RECOMMENDED WILDERNESS

EUREKA, MT (March 22, 2017) - The Ten Lakes Snowmobile Club has released recently filed court documents presenting legal challenges to the Kootenai and Idaho Panhandle National Forests Revised Forest Plans.  The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District of Montana in November 2015 and the latest filing...


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