DNR in Northern Michigan
Posted July 01, 2003 - 01:11 PM
Posted July 01, 2003 - 01:35 PM
Never, they are spread so thin, so many other things to do. Some Sheriffs depts. have ORV Patrols. Kalkaska Dept. has a bike, dual sported Suzuki. Talked to the Officer who had it in the back of a pickup, patroling 2 tracks. (What a great job). Talked to two others in a camo blazer checking out the staging area. They look for ORV stickers and hot doggers, nothing else. The past weekend, conversing with them, they thought the DB limit was 87. I said, pretty sure its 94, checked his sheet and 94 is it, 87 for snowmobiles. Asked if they had a sound meter and if they could check me. He said sure but couldn't find the unit. Nice guys, very lax. If you do run into the DNR and something is not perfect you will get a ticket, they are not big on warnings.
Posted July 01, 2003 - 03:41 PM
I am mostly legal. I doubt Id pass a sound test. But it would be close. I have been stoped several times. Once they see the orv and spark arestor they are usually happy. As long as you are were you are supposed to be and not raising hell. If not a plate on the back helps. You can go many more places with a plated bike. You get in a lot less trouble.
Posted July 02, 2003 - 12:50 AM
Posted July 02, 2003 - 03:20 AM
Posted July 02, 2003 - 08:29 AM
I was lied to by a DNR official when the ORV license first became required. The DNR told me that all money collected from ORV tags/sales, was to be used for aquiring and maintaining new trails.
What a load of crap that was. Just another leftwing ploy to scam more tax money.
Posted July 02, 2003 - 09:15 AM
building new trails is simple... just run a new trail along side the old one... have the various CCC chapters mark the trails... cost.. next to nothing.
but due to goverment red tape, its not so simple, and its expensive.
Posted July 02, 2003 - 01:38 PM