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October 12, 2010

MADISON - Several hunting seasons are currently open in Wisconsin, and state recreational safety specialists say many hunters are using all-terrain vehicles to assist them with accessing hunting areas, carrying game out of the field and transporting hunting equipment.

"There are several important rules hunters need to remember while operating ATVs," said Gary Eddy, ATV safety administrator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. "Some of the main complaints we receive involve ATVs being operated in unauthorized areas on public lands. Hunters need to know if they are on county, state or national forest lands, and they need to contact the appropriate office ahead of time to find out the rules and laws regarding ATV use."

Other important safety and law reminders from Eddy include:

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Eddy - (608) 267-7455

Last Revised: Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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