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    By owning a snowmobile, does that automatically give you the right to Tresspass wherever you feel like? Just from what i have seen in the past week i would say most must say yes!

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    By owning a snowmobile, does that automatically give you the right to Tresspass wherever you feel like?

    No, running coyotes with hounds and morel hunting does.

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    Lol, this is exactly why I hate snowmobiles.

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    drives me nuts. I hate snowmobiles because of this. around me they go everywhere. what I really don’t like is when they ride through my ditch and cross my driveway. Yes, I know I don’t own the ditch, but I have to look at the ugly tracks it makes in my ditch

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    Used to be an open gate seemed to be an invitation to them. Now, with more and more fence lines getting pulled, they seem to go wherever.

    I see it with ATV’s to a lesser extent, but frustrating all the same.

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    Another good question is why are they any different than ATV/UTV’s when it comes to law enforcement? I’m not allowed to ride the ditches or roadways, why are snowmobiles allowed to?

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    By owning a snowmobile, does that automatically give you the right to Tresspass wherever you feel like?

    No, running coyotes with hounds and morel hunting does.

    And Shed hunting πŸ˜€

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    As someone who used to ride snowmobiles, most people do follow the laws. There used to be (not sure if they exist still) clubs in many counties (especially NE Iowa). Those clubs would mark the trails and hazards. They would also get permission from land owners to run the trail across the farmer’s field. So many times when you see them running across a field, they might actually be following a marked trail. I used to ride from the Janesville area and we could ride all the way up to Waukon on trails. We could ride almost to Independence on trails. Again, these trails would be marked in ditches, through parks, and across private fields. But to be a marked trail, the club had to have permission from the landowner (does not include ditch).

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    Probably non-residents checking out all of the new properties they leased out from under good ol boys who felt entitled to hunt them for free…

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    Probably non-residents checking out all of the new properties they leased out from under good ol boys who felt entitled to hunt them for free…

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    Probably non-residents checking out all of the new properties they leased out from under good ol boys who felt entitled to hunt them for free…

    I wondered who the first butthurt sled owner woukd be.

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    Personally snow mobile riders in ditches and crossing my driveway doesn’t push any of my buttons, I like to see people outside having fun and I don’t see any harm. But everyone has their buttons, I am sure some things bother me that would make many of you would classify me as an old curmudgeon for too.

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    GET OFF MY LAWN

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    Yeh, they used to go in front of my place in WI on a designated trail and I would see/hear them only occasionally, and I always enjoyed seeing people having fun on their sleds and wished I could have joined them!

    I am an ATV, dirt biker, snowmobiler, and mountain biker from way back so I know all about how tough it is to find access to ride, but what great sports when you have the opportunity.

    Really appreciated whoever, private or public lands, would give us the green light. Good family sports, too. First went snowmobiling with my grandpa in the early ’70s and wouldn’t give up those memories for anything.

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    Probably non-residents checking out all of the new properties they leased out from under good ol boys who felt entitled to hunt them for free…

    πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

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    Quote by: Team+1HD

    By owning a snowmobile, does that automatically give you the right to Tresspass wherever you feel like?

    No, running coyotes with hounds and morel hunting does.

    And Shed hunting πŸ˜€

    Don’t forget coon hunting as long as you are making a list..

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    B) hey if we are dreaming add access to iowa trout streams

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    Yep maybe add people hunting public ground to that list too. I really dislike it when I get walked in on or when I pull up to hunt my favorite public spot and someone has rudely beat me to it.😳 However a snowmobiler paying state taxes to buy one, paying state registration, and a state trail pass seams fine in a public ditch to me. I do agree trespassing or riding in someone yard is just wrong I would recommend calling your local dnr, with the exception remember most towns from the sideway to the curb is city property.

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    and shed hunting

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    I live in town. Single family ranch style home, average neighborhood. New guy and his girl friend move in next door over the summer. Say Hi to them but don’t see much of them during the summer. Winter comes and we get a nice snowfall.

    One evening I’m sitting in my home watching TV when I hear an engine noise close by and getting closer, real close. I’t’s a snowmobile and it’s headlight beam flashes thru my front windows and across the inside wall. The operator has come from the street, into my driveway, across my lawn traveling within 8 feet of the front of my home and parked in the next door neighbors driveway in front of his garage.

    The guy driving is the new guy who just moved in! Lets just say I asked him not to do that again.

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