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Old May 16th, 2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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Simple question can I ride any time day or night?
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Old May 16th, 2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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Yes, as long as they are actual ORV tails, and you have an ORV sticker. A lot of trails are not ORV, they are snowmobile only, or no motorized vehicles
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Yes, as long as they are actual ORV tails, and you have an ORV sticker. A lot of trails are not ORV, they are snowmobile only, or no motorized vehicles
So you don't know what you are talking about
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So you don't know what you are talking about
Neither do you or you would've pointed out why he was wrong.
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Yes, as long as they are actual ORV tails, and you have an ORV sticker. A lot of trails are not ORV, they are snowmobile only, or no motorized vehicles
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Neither do you or you would've pointed out why he was wrong.
Okay here is why he is wrong, ORV trails are limited to 50" or under, ORV routes are for full size users
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So you don't know what you are talking about
Fill me in with the truth.
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50" measuring what?
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the only time the ORVing legality has anything to do with time of day, is during the firearms deer season.

I don't remember the exact rules, but they are on the DNR website. Any other time of year, "night" doesn't effect the legality.
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I understand trails routes and snowmobile trails. Just wondering if there is any issue with night rides. I know sno fari has a night ride but they also pull trail permits. Does anyone know?
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the only time the ORVing legality has anything to do with time of day, is during the firearms deer season.

I don't remember the exact rules, but they are on the DNR website. Any other time of year, "night" doesn't effect the legality.
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I understand trails routes and snowmobile trails. Just wondering if there is any issue with night rides. I know sno fari has a night ride but they also pull trail permits. Does anyone know?
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Okay here is why he is wrong, ORV trails are limited to 50" or under, ORV routes are for full size users
Well excuse me, next time i'll make sure to use the exact words. I did not now there was a distinction between route and trail. All the trails around where I used to go are labeled as ORV Trail XXX; and yes, those were legal to drive on with a SOT licensed vehicle.
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Well excuse me, next time i'll make sure to use the exact words. I did not now there was a distinction between route and trail. All the trails around where I used to go are labeled as ORV Trail XXX; and yes, those were legal to drive on with a SOT licensed vehicle.
What is a SOT licensed vehicle?
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What is a SOT licensed vehicle?
A vehicle registered with the Secretary of state, your car/truck/SUV, anything with a license plate
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Well excuse me, next time i'll make sure to use the exact words. I did not now there was a distinction between route and trail. All the trails around where I used to go are labeled as ORV Trail XXX; and yes, those were legal to drive on with a SOT licensed vehicle.
using exact words is important, in this case even more so, beacuse being on the wrong trail could land you into legal trouble
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A vehicle registered with the Secretary of state, your car/truck/SUV, anything with a license plate
Wouldn't that be the SOS then and not the SOT?
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Wouldn't that be the SOS then and not the SOT?
exact words don't matter...so you could say SOT(which is made up) or SOS (which is not made up)
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I know of no trails with any restrictions on hours.
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Answer to original post: No issues, free to ride at night in truck or on ORV.

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Operation of ORV requires lighted head and tail lights during non-daylight hours.

Operation of SOS licensed vehicle on forest roads on State land does not require lights regardless of time of day. I would expect DNR law enforcement would find a reason to cite you for driving without lights (probably under the "safe and reasonable" clause).

During the November firearm deer season (11/15-11/30) use of ORVs on State Land is restricted to retrieval of game or from 11AM to 2PM and then also allowed during non-daylight hours (so can ride at night during deer season). To be more specific, no "for fun" riding during 7AM-11AM and then 2PM-5PM.

ORV Trails are restricted to vehicles 50" or less in width and require an ORV sticker on the machine.
ORV Routes are open to vehicles of all sizes.
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