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Does the Motorized Hunting Rule ban all use of motorized vehicles during hunting season?

Answer

No.  Big game hunters can use motorized vehicles, but only on established roadways which are open to motorized traffic and capable of being traveled by full-sized automobiles.  Successful hunters may use motorized vehicles to retrieve game on public lands where legally allowed by land management agencies. This rule only applies in designated units from August 30 through December 31.  Other outdoor recreational activities such as camping, sight-seeing, and berry-picking are not affected.