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October 18, 2011

MADISON - Nonresident all-terrain vehicle and snowmobile operators who come to Wisconsin to enjoy their trail riding have more than 725 outlets available where they can purchase non-resident ATV and snowmobile trail passes.

The Department of Natural Resources has recently added an additional 220 locations where visitors to Wisconsin can purchase the nonresident trail passes.

Wisconsin residents who register their ATVs or snowmobiles in Wisconsin do not need trail passes to operate their machines on public trails, as registration fees help contribute to trail maintenance costs. The $35 nonresident trail pass was established in 1998 as a mechanism to ensure that people who do not register their machines in Wisconsin but who use Wisconsin trails help pay to maintain and police the trails.

Nonresidents who need a Wisconsin trail pass can look up sales locations on the DNR website. Sales locations are located throughout Wisconsin as well as in Illinois and Minnesota. Along with issuing the Nonresident Trail Passes, the registration agents can renew ATV, snowmobile and boat registrations for in Wisconsin and can transfer registrations to new owners. Customers walk out with decals in-hand and have everything they need to legally operate their recreational vehicles in Wisconsin.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan K. Cook (608) 261-0742

Last Revised: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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