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Reminders for hunters on National Forest Lands

Contact(s): Stephaney Kerley 208-373-4105

Photo of Boise NF-  Motor Vehicle Use Maps


BOISE, Idaho. September 21, 2018--Forest Service law enforcement officers on the Boise, Payette and Sawtooth National Forests have received numerous complaints from hunters regarding illegal OHV use on designated trails and National Forest Systems (NFS) roads. Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) that delineate the designated system of open roads and trails authorized for public motorized travel are a must have item for individuals operating any type of motorized vehicle.


MVUMs are free of cost, and are updated annually. They are available at all USFS district offices or can be downloaded to electronic devices through the Avenza App.

 The penalty for violating National Forest Systems land regulations is a misdemeanor and can include up to a $5,000 fine, six months in jail, or both. The Forest Service may seek restitution for the repair of damaged areas, which often times costs thousands of dollars. Individuals witnessing illegal OHV usage are encourage to report violations to their local Ranger District.


Know before you go by visiting the Forest Alerts and notices pages that list all current closures: