Archive for the 'OHV News' Category

Reminder to OHV riders: Decal renewal is your responsibility

The “user play/user pay” program known as the OHV Decal program went into effect Jan. 1, 2009. The program requires the annual purchase of an OHV Decal for any off-highway vehicle that is designed by the manufacturer primarily for travel over unimproved terrain and weighs 1,800 pounds or less. Remember, the OHV Decal you purchased […]

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Joint law enforcement checkpoint at Redington Pass screens 163 vehicles

Arizona Game and Fish Department officers participated in a joint law enforcement checkpoint on Nov. 29 in the Rincon Mountains that screened 163 vehicles, issuing one citation for failure to tag a harvested deer and warning 11 off-highway vehicle (OHV) operators for not displaying required OHV stickers. The 11 warnings were issued to OHV operators […]

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Low OHV Decal compliance numbers unacceptable

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is reinforcing earlier efforts to get all OHV owners in the state to take part in the new OHV Decal program that went into effect Jan. 1, 2009. As the department has been promoting for the last year, all Arizona OHVs that are primarily designed by the manufacturer for […]

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Volunteers sought for cleanup of OHV area on National Public Lands Day

PHOENIX – Help make a positive impact on off-highway vehicle (OHV) riding areas on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 26.Volunteers will gather to make a difference at the Boulders OHV Staging Area along State Route 74 (mile marker 11.5) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To get to the Boulders from the Phoenix area, […]

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New Arizona OHV Laws and Places to Ride booklet available

Are you confused about the new OHV laws or need the dust abatement actions clarified? Do you just want to know where to ride OHV’s? There is a new booklet just for you thanks to the OHV programs from the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Arizona State Parks Department working together. This new […]

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New Desert Wells Multi-use Area Off-highway vehicle brochure & map available in time for Independence Day holiday

The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds all OHV enthusiasts to be safe, responsible, and ethical when out on the roads and trails over the July 4th holiday weekend. Wear your helmet, slow down, make good decisions, and don’t drink and drive. DUI laws are the same for an OHV on the back trails just […]

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Exercise safe, responsible OHV use over the Memorial Day weekend

As off-highway vehicle recreationists throughout the state prepare to take advantage of the busy Memorial Day weekend, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds all OHV users to practice safe and responsible use when out on the roads and trails. ***image3:left*** OHV recreation can be fun and enjoyable but needs to be done safely and […]

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OHV Decal revenue: What is it used for?

New laws went into effect Jan. 1, 2009 requiring all off-highway vehicles (OHVs) meeting certain criteria to display an OHV Decal, which costs $25 annually. At the recent International Sportsmen’s Expo, the number one question asked about that program was: “What does this money go for exactly?” As per Arizona Revised Statute, this is what […]

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Ride responsibly when using OHVs while hunting

Off-highway vehicles (OHVs), specifically all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), provide good help during hunting season. Each year more and more people are using them. Because ATVs are easier than walking, can access terrain that most vehicles cannot, and can assist in the retrieval of game, they provide an advantage to hunters across Arizona. When out in the […]

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Arizona off-highway vehicle laws and decal program still in effect

Contrary to rumors, OHV Decal program is unaffected by rules freeze The Arizona Game and Fish Department would like to clarify some misinformation that has circulated in Web discussion forums and by word-of-mouth regarding the recently enacted off-highway vehicle laws and OHV Decal program. Recent media stories discussed the Governor’s temporary freeze on proposed rules […]

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New off-highway vehicle laws spark January rush for new decals 15,000 OHV Decals sold in first week

New laws that went into effect Jan. 1 to better manage the skyrocketing use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) in Arizona have resulted in 15,000 decals being sold during the first week of the New Year. In the first week of sales, the Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) has seen the sales of […]

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2009 Outdoor Expo slated for late March

Take out your new 2009 calendar and mark the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s (AGFD) 2009 Outdoor Expo at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix. The event is free and will be held Saturday, March 28, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 29, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 4 […]

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New state OHV laws go into effect Jan. 1

New state OHV laws go into effect Jan. 1 Off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts are reminded that new laws affecting OHV use in Arizona go into effect Jan. 1, 2009. Here are some important facts that you need to know: Effective Jan. 1, 2009, you must annually purchase an off-highway vehicle decal (OHV Decal) for any […]

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Off-highway vehicle decal price set at $25

New state laws requiring purchase take effect Jan. 1 PHOENIX — A coalition of state agencies has agreed on a price for the new off-highway vehicle (OHV) decal that will be required in Arizona to operate most ATVs, dirt bikes, and other OHVs meeting certain criteria beginning in January. The “OHV Decal” will cost $25 […]

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New OHV Laws take effect Jan. 1, 2009

In less than a month, new laws governing the use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) in Arizona will officially go into effect. ALL OHVs designed by the manufacturer for off-highway use and weighing 1,800 pounds or less will need to purchase the new OHV Decal from the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) beginning […]

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Affordable wildlife-friendly gift ideas for those on your holiday list

Every year many people face the same holiday season challenge: what to buy for that family member or friend who seems to have it all? This year, make it affordable and rewarding by considering one of the many unique gift ideas the Arizona Game and Fish Department has to offer. “If you’re looking for an […]

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Be aware that new OHV laws will take effect Jan. 1

Off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts should be aware that new laws affecting OHV use will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2009. A link to information on the new laws, including answers to some “Frequently Asked Questions,” can be found on the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Web site at www.azgfd.gov/ohv. Here are some important facts you’ll […]

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Learn more about new OHV laws taking effect Jan. 1

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has a new Web page designed to inform off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts about new laws that will affect OHV use starting Jan. 1, 2009. A Web link at www.azgfd.gov/ohv will take you to a list of answers to frequently asked questions about the new laws and the rules and […]

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Comments sought on proposed rulemaking affecting off-highway vehicles

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting written public comments on proposed rulemaking for a new Article 10 dealing with off-highway vehicles in response to recent statutory changes approved by the legislature. Comments will be accepted from Oct. 3 through Nov. 2, 2008. The proposed rules are: R12-4-1001. Minimum Standards for an Approved Educational […]

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Off-highway vehicle bill signed by Governor Janet Napolitano

Off-highway vehicle bill signed by Governor Janet Napolitano Long-awaited legislation that will help better manage off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation and protect wildlife habitat has been signed by Governor Janet Napolitano. SB 1167 will provide long-overdue resources to better manage issues created by the dramatic increase in OHV use in Arizona (347 percent in the last […]

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