ATV Season Opening – Raffle tickets – DNR ATV training

ATV SEASON OPENING SATURDAY APRIL 30TH: The Oconto County Park & Forestry Committee met today and decided to open the Oconto County ATV Trails one day early this year (weather permitting). Normally the opening of the Oconto County ATV Trails open each year on May 1st. This year May 1st falls on a Sunday, so the Committee decided to try to give a boost to the local economy and to allow ATV/UTV Riders a full weekend of ATV riding. This year the Oconto County ATV Trails will open on Saturday April 30th (weather permitting). Next year the Oconto County ATV Trails will revert back to opening on May 1st, 2017. If you plan on riding in other counties please check their websites to see when their trails open. Our club is excited to announce a new ATV Route from the Nicolet State Trail south of Anderson Lake via Bonita Road to County W over to Doty and Langlade County. Each member will be receiving a new Oconto County ATV Map in about a week which explains the new route and the new map locator numbers.

CLUB WORKDAY & CLEANUP: We will hold our 1st annual trail cleanup and workday on Saturday April 23rd at 10:00 am. We will meet at the Riverview Town Hall on Hwy 32 with our ATV\UTV’s (trailer parking available at Town Hall). Please bring brush cutter, chainsaws (not necessary), and if you have a yellow or orange safety vest (not necessary). Our club will provide large garbage bags, lunch will be provided after cleanup. The plan, if we get enough people, is to be completed by 1:00 pm. You will be able to use your ATV/UTV’s that day for the cleanup!!! Any questions please reply to this email. Thanks.

Jim Wisneski

CASH RAFFLE TICKETS: The Cash Raffle Tickets are now available for our Annual Fundraiser on Saturday August 20th, 2016 at Animals Bear Trail Inn. The drawing will be at 6:00 pm on August 20th, you need not be present to win. The cash raffle is the same as last year, with only 175 tickets sold, with a 1 in 7 chance to win, payout is again 70%. First Prize is $4000.00, 2nd Prize is $2000.00 and there are another 23 cash winners. Tickets sell for $100.00. These tickets go fast, if you are interested in purchasing a ticket please email me and I can send you one, or call me at 715-276-6612. I will bring tickets to our trail cleanup day on Saturday April 23rd also. You can also purchase a ticket at the following locations: Animal’s Bear Trail Inn, Halfway Bar, Schoolhouse Bar and Anderson’s Supper Club in Lakewood.

DNR Certified ATV Training: Our club along with the Red Arrow Snowmobile & ATV Club will be sponsoring a DNR Certified ATV Class on June 28th & June 29th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Doty Town Hall on Highway T in Mountain WI. Anyone born after January 1, 1988 and at least 12 years old for ATV and at least 16 years old for UTV’s must complete an ATV and UTV Safety Certification Course in order to operate on public ATV/UTV trails and areas in Wisconsin. We also recommend that parents or grandparents also take the course. The cost of the course is $10.00 but if you are a member of Red Arrow or Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club the $10.00 fee will be waived. You can register for the course on-line by visiting the new Go Wild Wisconsin DNR website: You can also register by calling Jim Wisneski at 715-276-6612 or 920-562-7872. The class is limited to 40. Thanks.

Jim Wisneski
Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club

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