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
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As winter quickly approaches and we look to prepare our sleds for the riding season, some snowmobilers may find that some fines for certain snowmobile offenses have increased. House Bill 630 increased the fines for unreasonable speed, sound level/exhausts, required equipment (exhausts), unregistered snowmobiles, and operating on the property of another without written landowner … [Read more...] about NH Snowmobile Fines Increase
If you are considering renting a snowmobile chances are you have little, if any, riding experience. Renting a snowmobile in NH for a day or weekend is a great way to experience the sport and get a feel for it, to see if it’s for you. But before you do please consider the following to ensure you have a fun and safe experience: Snowmobile Rental Accidents Out of approximately 42,000+ registered … [Read more...] about Renting a Snowmobile: What You Need to Know
The annual NH free snowmobile weekend, in which snowmobiles registered in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire could ride in any of those three states, has come to an abrupt halt due to last minute changes by administrators in VT and ME, which were not communicated to NH. UPDATE TO OPEN WEEKEND 2020 History of Tri-State Reciprocity Through the efforts and hard work of several people here in NH, to … [Read more...] about What Happened to NH Free Snowmobile Weekend?
In an effort to address the outdated and often dangerous habit of using countdown hand signals while snowmobiling, NH Fish & Game Law Enforcement has produced a new sign asking riders to keep both hands on the handlebars. Counting Down Does Not Add Up The countdown hand signals are hand signals where riders indicate how many riders are in their group by holding up the corresponding number of … [Read more...] about NH Fish & Game Law Enforcement Encourages Hands On Handlebars
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Law Enforcement Division is cautioning snowmobilers to stay on the trails this season. The issue of off-trail riding has been a growing problem in recent years. There have been a growing number of complaints from landowners, especially in Coos County, relating to snowmobiles riding off trail. Damaged Trees One big reason is the effect on future timber … [Read more...] about Snowmobilers: Stay on Trails or Stay Home!