Know the Law Before Hunting With ATVs
In many states, it is illegal to hunt from any motorized vehicle, including ATVs; this includes molesting, stirring up, or driving any game animals or game birds with a motorized vehicle.
It is illegal in some states to operate an ATV off the trail, or there may be trails specifically closed to ATV use.
In many states, it is prohibited to operate an ATV off the roads or trails in a manner that damages or disturbs the land, wildlife, or vegetation.
Some states require that ATVs be equipped with approved and operating spark-arresting mufflers and that they comply with sound regulations.
Anadromous Waters Crossing: It is unlawful to operate a motorized or tracked vehicle without a valid Fish Habitat Permit in or across waters where salmon, trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic char, sheefish or whitefish spawn, rear, or migrate. This is a common violation. Protected streams are listed in the Anadromous Waters Catalog and Atlas which may be viewed at ADF&G offices or online.