Off-highway vehicles, like ATVs and side-by-side UTVs, are a convenient form of transportation to hunting areas. However, with the increased number of registered OHVs used during hunting seasons, it is vital for hunters to know and obey OHV laws and rules for their own safety and the safety of others. Hunters must also ride ethically on designated roads and trails to protect their riding privilege, big game, and critical wildlife habitat.
The following tips will help ensure a safe hunt, reduce OHV impacts, protect big game and habitat, and improve the Utah hunting and recreation experience:
- Hunters should think of their OHV as a means of getting near their hunting area, and should begin hunting only after they have parked their machine on a designated trail or parking area.
- Hunters are not allowed to carry loaded firearms on their OHVs, nor are they allowed to shoot from OHVs.
- Know vehicle use regulations for your hunting area. Contact the local Bureau of Land Management Field Office or USDA Forest Service Ranger District for travel management information before the hunt.
- Stay on roads and trails designated for OHV use. Do not contribute to resource damage, stress to big game, or habitat destruction by creating illegal travel paths that others may follow.