I would like to take the time to highlight what I personally believe to be the muscle behind the OHRV/Snowmobile Safety Program: the volunteer safety instructors and regional coordinators. Over the course of a year New Hampshire Fish and Game Department certifies around 1,500 students. This is not possible without the help of instructors and coordinators. Yes, I know that New Hampshire has … [Read more...] about The Muscle Behind the Safety Program
2018 NH Snowmobile Safety Statistics
The start of a new snowmobile season is upon us. The days are getting shorter and the nights colder. I want to start by thanking all of our volunteer safety instructors. During the 2017-2018 snowmobile season there were 22 safety classes taught throughout the state and just over the border in neighboring states as well. For the first time in New Hampshire’s history we had no reported fatalities … [Read more...] about 2018 NH Snowmobile Safety Statistics
NH Fish and Game Snowmobile Rules Proposal
As many of you know the NH Fish and Game Fis 1500 rules are up to be readopted. They have been filed and will appear in the March 1, 2018 registrar for "JLCAR." The public hearings are going to be April 4, 2018 at Fish and Game HQ in Concord, and April 10, 2018 at the Lancaster regional office. The hearings will start at 6:30pm for both. Written testimony can also be emailed to NH Fish and … [Read more...] about NH Fish and Game Snowmobile Rules Proposal
Stay on the Trail
“Stay on the Trail, or Stay Home” is a trail sign and slogan used by the New Hampshire Bureau of Trails, local clubs, and Fish and Game Conservation Officers here in New Hampshire. Ninety-nine percent of riders follow this simple rule, but then there is the 1% of riders who don’t. Can this short statement save my life? The answer is YES!! Is Off-Trail Riding Bad? Off-trail riding is an issue … [Read more...] about Stay on the Trail
Snowmobiling on Ice is Potentially Dangerous
Back on February 11, 2017, I was enjoying a father-daughter dance with my daughter. It was a great night and she was having a blast with her friends, and every now and then a dance with me. At the end of the evening, while waiting for our ride home, I took a few moments to check my email and look at the news on my phone. Boy did a great night come to a crashing halt. Snowmobiles Through Lake … [Read more...] about Snowmobiling on Ice is Potentially Dangerous
Should I Take a Snowmobile Safety Course?
Snowmobile Safety Courses: Should I or Shouldn’t I? The list of questions that snowmobilers ask themselves before the riding season is long, and prioritizing that list poses even more questions. Is my club membership paid? When and where are the club work parties? Do I need a new sled? Will my current sled last the season? What will my significant other think of a new sled? Does my helmet match … [Read more...] about Should I Take a Snowmobile Safety Course?