Riding ATVs in Mud, Hills and Off-Camber Trails

From AMA Webpage

ATV Riding Tips

It’s that time of year, when you can sit back and think about last year’s best rides. Did you get stuck, need a pull from a buddy or have to take a second run at a steep hill? Was the cause lack of power, the wrong tires, worn tires or the dreaded operator error?

Let’s take a few of the most common trail conditions or situations, and discuss techniques on how to handle each one. The proper riding technique is a lot cheaper than new tires or a larger ATV. And guess what? If you properly tune your technique, you might find out that you’ve been holding back that old pile of bolts in the garage, and not the other way around.

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Montana State Parks Needs Your Help - Non Resident Permits!

By Erin Proctor, OHV Program Manager, Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Nonresident OHV Use Permits put dollars directly into grant funds for trail maintenance and noxious weed mitigation, as well as program funds used specifically for OHV safety education. These dollars are put on the ground to make Montana’s trails safer and more fun. We are working with signs should now be posted at trailhead kiosks alerting nonresidents to the permit requirement. Please help us by letting us know where additional signs can be placed.

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At 10-Year Mark, OEM Grant Programs Considered Helpful Resource by USFS and BLM

by Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer

Over the past decade, Yamaha Motor Corp. USA, and Polaris Industries Inc., have mailed out a combined total of over $5 million in grant checks. Their grant programs are well known among off highway vehicle (OHV) clubs, which have used the funds to build and maintain sustainable trails, staging areas, bridges, and to create trail maps.

The grant programs have also become an established and welcomed source of funding for public land managers and OHV program managers at the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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Cabin & Lookout Rental How-To’s

From Your USDA Forest Service, Region 1

One of the unique recreation experiences we have here is the opportunity to rent some of our historic fire lookout towers and backcountry cabins. These rustic cabins and lookouts are often located in remote, yet spectacular settings. We invite you to experience one of this region’s “hidden treasures!”

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Positive Outlook for Outdoor Recreation in 2017

From American Recreation Coalition Webpage

Outdoor recreation contributes $650 billion to the American economy, and supports tens of millions of jobs. According to ARC’s new report: Outdoor Recreation Outlook 2017, those numbers are only expected to grow. Most components of the recreation industry reported significant gains in 2016 and the general outlook for the industry in 2017 is optimistic. Key items from the report include:

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