Originally Posted by TOPWOP
X2 - deer retrieval that requires leaving a signed ORV trail or route with an ATV IS NOT allowed on state or federal land.
Off-Road or Off-Route operation OUTSIDE of a designated area is PROHIBITED, EXCEPT for licensed hunters to remove deer, bear or elk at speeds of under 5mph or less under Michigan law. So essentially, one could legally leave a designated ORV riding area with his ATV for the sole purpose of retreiving his legally tagged deer, bear or elk at speeds of under 5mph.
You need to be careful about National Forest System Lands in the LP. Travel off the designated road or trail with any type of vehicle is not allowed. There is NO exception for licensed hunters retreiving legally tagged deer, bear or elk.