Ask the Game & Fish: Hunting and 4-Wheelers
by Wyoming Game & Fish
October 6, 2007
Q. "Can I drive my 4-wheeler off road to haul my game out?"
A. It all depends on where you are hunting. Regulations on off-road use to retrieve game vary by the particular national forest, but if you encounter a road closure sign, that also pertains to ATVs or four wheelers. Off-road travel to retrieve game is allowed on most Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands, as long it does not inflict resource damage. All motorized travel is off limits on national forest and BLM wilderness areas. Vehicle use on state school trust lands is restricted to established roads. Off-road travel is prohibited on all Game and Fish habitat areas, hunter management areas and walk-in areas. On private land, vehicle use is totally up to the landowner.