Monday, June 4, 2012

University of Idaho conducts survey on ATVs and hunting; your input is welcome

Hi all, 

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is in the process of revising its rules regarding the use of motorized off-highway vehicles (ATV's, UTV's, motorbikes) and hunting. To get a better understanding of how the state's hunters and OHV users feel about the issue, the University of Idaho's Department of Conservation Social Sciences is conducting a survey. 

The survey has been mailed to a random sample of 4,000 people in Idaho who are either hunters or the owners of an off-highway vehicle. The survey asks participants about their experiences using or encountering OHV's while hunting, and how they feel about restrictions on OHV use during hunting season. 

As many people know, these are divisive issues among hunters and OHV users. More than 50 percent of licensed resident hunters in Idaho now use OHV's as part of their hunting trips, according to IDFG officials. 

University of Idaho officials say that if you would like to express your views on OHV's and hunting in Idaho, go to this web link and fill out the survey. It is supposed to take less than 5 minutes. 

Thank you.