Mardi Gras Parade:

I want to thank our members for coming thru with great support at the Lakewood Mardi Gras Parade, we had a total of 25 ATV’s & UTV’s and a total of 40 people that drove or rode in the parade. Thanks to The Red Arrow ATV Club for joining us in the parade. Are clubs work together to make the trails better.


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NEW ATV/UTV ROUTE CONNECTOR: We have just opened up a new ATV Route Connector thru the National Forest that connects Shadow Lake Road & Blue Spruce Road in the Town of Doty. This 1/2 mile connector will make it easier to get to Boulder Lake, Animal’s Bear Trail Inn and the Nicolet State Trail for ATV/UTV Riders that live in Riverview & Doty on the North side of Highway 64. Riders will be able to cross Highway 64 at Blue Spruce Road and then hit both trails that go to Animal’s and to Boulder Lake or continue on to Mountain Lakes Road and the Nicolet State Trail. A special thanks to the Forest Service for allowing us to make the new route and also to Club Member Gene Fredrickson that supplied the equipment & labor to bulldoze the new trail without any cost to our club except for the culvert and the gravel to cover the culvert. This route will be added to the Oconto County ATV Map next year.

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Press Release

HIDDEN BEAR TRAIL ATV CLUB GRADUATES 21 STUDENTS IN DNR ATV SAFETY COURSE: The Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club (HBT ATV Club) held a DNR ATV Safety Course on July 1st & July 2nd. The event, held at the Riverview Town Hall in Mountain, attracted students of all ages from across the eastern half of Wisconsin. DNR certified ATV Instructors from the HBT ATV Club, and the Red Arrow Snowmobile & ATV Club led the two evening course. Students learned about ATV Safety, DNR regulations and respect for the rights of others. Students were required to pass an exam at the end of the training and were issued a DNR ATV Certificate to operate an ATV. Students were also reminded to spread the work that anyone born after January 1st, 1988 must complete the course to operate an ATV legally in Wisconsin. Currently that means anyone 26 years old or younger must have completed the course. Congratulations to all the graduates and their parents who encouraged them to take the course with our club. The HBT ATV Club works with the Forest Service, the DNR, Oconto County and the local townships of Riverview, Doty & Lakewood to open additional ATV routes and trails and to insure the safety of all ATV riders in the area.

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Respectfully Submitted
Jim Wisneski
DNR Certified ATV Instructor.

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Ditch Line Chips HWY T


Your Club at work, spreading chips in the ditch line along county road T near Animals

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Club ride photo May 17, 2014


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Information sent to the Oconto County Economic & Dev Corp.

Attached are 4 pictures of members of the Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club & Red Arrow Snowmobile & ATV Club repairing a fence along Highway T in the Town of Doty. The 1/2 mile fence is a part of a 50 mile ATV Trail/Route off of the Nicolet State Trail in Northern Oconto County. The club members (14 in all) had to place new strapping along the 1/2 mile fence. The first picture is the completed fencing, 2nd & 3rd is member’s working on the fence and the 4th is a picture of the entire workteam enjoying lunch after the work was completed.IMG_1689r IMG_1694r IMG_1696r IMG_1698_edited-1CR_edited-1R

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The Forest Service has decided to delay the opening of the ATV Trails on Forest Service Property until May 15th due to the late spring weather.  We have changed our 1st membership meeting & club ride from Saturday May 10th to Saturday May 17th.  The location and time will be the same.  The meeting will still be at
the Halfway Bar in Mountain at 10:00 am and the club ride will follow the meeting leaving the Halfway Bar at approx. 11:00 am going over to Crooked Lake Area.  At this time the Oconto County ATV Trail system is still scheduled to open on Saturday May 10th which includes the Nicolet State Trail.  The reason we
are changing our club ride is because we will be going thru Forest Service Property on the ride.  For more info please check our website at: or the
Oconto County website.  Thanks.


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We have just received our 2014 Cash Raffle Tickets,
we have increased the number of tickets from 125 to 150 tickets but with more
chances to win and the same percentage of payout at 70%.  The following is the
highlights of our raffle:
1 in 7 Chances to
22 Cash Prizes:  1st
Prize $4000.00, 2nd Prize $2000.00, 3rd Prize $900.00, 4th Prize $450.00, 5th
Prize $300.00, 6th – 11th Prize $200.00 and 12th – 22nd Prize
Drawing at 6:00 pm at Animal’s Bear Trail Inn on Saturday
August 16th
Need not be present to
If anyone would like to purchase a ticket please
contact Jim Wisneski at 715-276-6612 or email at or send a check made out
to:  Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club and send it to PO Box 145, Mountain WI 54149.
All proceeds from this raffle goes back into creating new ATV/UTV Trails/routes
and maintaining our current trails in Riverview, Lakewood &
Jim Wisneski
Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club
Jim and Patti Wisneski

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Shorter Route to Crooked Lake & Northern Marinette County Trails


Shorter Route to Crooked Lake & Northern Marinette County
  Last summer we opened up a shorter ATV/UTV Route
from the Lakewood/Townsend area over to Crooked Lake & Northern Marinette
County Trails.  From the Nicolet State Trail in Lakewood, take N Gage Road
(right by the bait shop in Lakewood) to Glenbrook Way,
turn left on North Road, turn right on Forrester Road, turn
right on Lake John Road, turn right just before County F, cross County F at
Whitetail Lane, turn left in ditch line and follow ditch line to Old 32, follow
Old 32 and then turn left on South Thielke Road, cross highway F again and
follow North Thielke Road, turn right on West Wheeler Lake Road and cross
Highway F, turn left in ditch line, follow ditch line along County F to Smyth
Road.  Follow signs to Crooked Lake or to Northern Marinette County Trail
System.  You can also get to the Beach Club, Prospect Lodge & Waubee Lake
Lodge via this route.  Please follow and obey all signs, speed limits in County
ditch lines is 5 mph.  Please take extra caution when riding these ditch lines.
This route is also on the 2014 Oconto County ATV Map.
Jim and Patti Wisneski
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2014 Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
As we stated in our last Newsletter in October, our
Board of Director’s have decided to only hold 3 membership meetings in 2014.
The following is the list of our 2014 Calendar of Events: 
May 10th, 2014 Club Meeting & Club Ride,
Halfway Bar, Mountain WI, meeting at 10:00 am and ride at 11:00 am
July 5th, 2014 Club Brat Fry at Lakewood Super Valu
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
August 16th, 2014 Club Fundraiser, Cash Raffle
($100.00 Tickets), Meat Raffles, Animal’s Bear Trail Inn, Mountain WI Noon -
6:00 pm.
September 27th, 2014 Club Meeting & Club Ride,
Firelite Lounge, Lakewood WI.  Meeting at 10:00 am & Club Ride at 11:00
We have been meeting with the Forest Service and
working on some new ATV/UTV Routes that we hope will be open in 2014 or 2015.
We have also ordered some new fencing material to replace the fencing material
on the fence along Highway T, North of Hwy 64.  We will need some help in April
or May to replace this material.  Also we will need some help this summer in
spreading wood chips along County F and along County T in the ditchlines that
are open for ATV/UTV travel.
Jim and Patti Wisneski
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