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Pa ATVing rules and Regulations
MAJOR ISSUES ON ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES
(ATVs) and HUNTING in Pennsylvania:
- Should hunters utilizing off-highway vehicles for scouting,
hunting, or retrieval be allowed to travel off of existing
routes of travel?
- Hunters on ATVs ride illegally on non-motorized
single-track trails and on motorized trails designated for
- Hunters riding ATVs trespass into areas and trails
closed to motorized vehicles?
- Hunters utilizing ATVs travel cross-country?
- Do hunters utilizing ATVs show poor ethics;
sportsmanship, fair chase or respect for resources?
- Hunters utilizing ATVs travel off of existing
routes to retrieve game and drag rather than carry out
- Hunters on ATVs displace wildlife?
- Hunters on ATVs spread noxious weeds.
- Inappropriate use of ATVs/ATVs for hunting is encouraged
by media advertising.
- Hunters on ATVs chase wildlife.
- Hunters on ATVs diminish the traditional hunting
- Hunters on ATVs have an unfair access and retrieval
advantage over hunters not using ATVs.
- Hunting with ATVs causes noise, air, and water pollution.
- Hunting with ATVs causes damage to wet areas and wetlands,
and during adverse conditions.
WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP?
- Significantly reduce illegal use of ATVs used during the
- Incorporate an ATV ethics message in our by-laws and to
state Hunter Education Programs.
- Develop a set of ethics awareness tools that are available
for agencies and private organizations (brochures, posters,
fliers, website, etc.)
Pennsylvania Game Commission
What does the PA Game Commission have to say
for Greene County?
STATE GAME LAND MAPS ~~
Greene County - Southwest Region of PA
(with 5,385.74 acres).
Designated Game Lands Open to ATVs ~~ Properly
permitted persons who have an approved ATV Towing Placard may
operate an ATV on designated state game land roads that are
open to ATV traffic.
The ATV must be registered with the Department of Conservation
and Natural Resources. A universal access symbol for the disabled
must be displayed on the ATV while on state game lands. The ATV must
be equipped with a fully functional spark arrestor while operating
on state game lands.
Designated roads shall be open for use by permitted persons
from 14 days prior to the opening day of the archery season to the
closing day of the late muzzleloader/archery season and during the
spring turkey season.
Permittee may traverse a maximum of 100 yards perpendicular
from the nearest road edge to establish a hunting location but may
not traverse streams, springs, wet areas or flood plots or other
areas posted against travel.
Permittee incapable of operating an ATV may be accompanied by
one other person, who is the operator, on an ATV designed to carry
GAME COMMISSION PERMITS for HUNTERS WITH