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  4. In February you'd get your snowblower ready.
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  6. Maine registration increase coming

    Sounds like they are making progress. No one likes higher prices, but I think this is the right thing to do.
  7. Maine registration increase coming

    I was curious about the status of Maine H.P. 196/LD280 (the snowmobile registration fee increase) so I took a look. The bill was sent to the IF&W Committee where sixteen people provided testimony on the bill.( http://legislature.maine.gov/bills/display_ps.asp?snum=130&paper=HP0196PID=1456# ) These 16 people represented the MSA, the clubs, state government, and businesses. Their written testimony reflects many of the same things I've heard from NH people involved in our trails. The bill was reported out of the IF&W committee as Ought to Pass, and as of 3/30/2021 this bill was carried over to a subsequent session.
  8. It's very sad to say we need signs, telling us not to be pigs!! But then again, some drivers think electric windows were ment for easier trash disposal.
  9. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    The current requirement in the statutes for snowmobile/OHRV requires an operator to have a CC permit for a loaded firearm in their possession. It stirs up landowners worried about confrontation between various groups/individuals. The CC permits exist, but are not required outside of the specific statutes. The change removes the requirement for the CC permit for operators/passengers.
  10. Maine registration increase coming

    How dare they! I am never going to go snowmobiling in Maine again!
  11. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    Concealed Carry permits, still Exist, I still get one.
  12. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    I don't know what effect this bill will have, can anyone answer me?
  13. Probably Could Use Some of these at Traiheads

    nice idea
  14. Maine registration increase coming

    The news is not good at all
  15. This is the suspension adjuster cable assembly for a 2006 Yamaha Vector GT RS90GTL. The part number is 8FU-W474A-20-00. It's free.
  16. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    Corporate owners are seeing a lot more problems with social issues than private. Private landowners are responsive to direct confrontations, while corporate suffer from heavy indirect exposure.
  17. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    The concealed carry handgun permits still exist, but are optional. People who travel through other states might want a permit for reasons of reciprocity between states. Trails in the southern part of the state often are routed close to residences, I have a trail that crosses my driveway, so these landowners might be more sensitive to the issue than a corporate landowner that controls large tracts of mostly uninhabited acres of woodlands. I suspect most small landowners aren't aware of this change. Let's hope there are no "issues" involving an armed sled or ATV rider or those landowners might become very aware. Hunters in my area have faced the closure of many hunting areas, I hope we don't follow them. Just hope for the best...
  18. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    When it came up before the decision on the rifles was controversial. Anti-OHRV voices were arguing that OHRV scared away wildlife. They kept trying to argue it after studies had proven otherwise; and it was determined that they had other motives based on the groups they belonged to. But the studies did show that wildlife was less afraid of OHRV because predation was not something that had become associated with the sound/smell of OHRV. Hunting from the OHRV over time would change that... so the Association support the ban on the loaded rifles, while still supporting the unloaded rifles that hunters would carry into remote spots on an ATV/SxS. The fact that a recreational rider could open carry an unloaded handgun, or with a permit to carry a loaded open/concealed handgun caused the stir among a few landowners that pay attention to the changes. All those landowners were not in the southern part of the State. The change just signifies that a permit no longer exists, so the requirement can no longer exist for a permit to carry open/concealed. It will most likely stir the same landowners, if they still currently allow for trail access on their property... something I could not state for certain. But not because the situation has changed, but only that it is being brought into the light once again. For the most part, landowners are more concerned with the outright behavior of the community toward respect for their land... respect in general.
  19. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    Possible, but I believe a bigger concern is that the idea that sled riders might be armed with loaded handguns might push on-the-fence landowners in the southern half of the state to close trails. I understand that gun owners have rights, but sleds and OHRVs are mostly operated on private property, and the owner's property rights trump the gun owners rights. We really don't need any more trail closures in southern NH. I wasn't able to find comments on the bill by F&G or NHSA.
  20. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    Given the number of trail rage incidents this might lead to bold confrontations.
  21. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    If I remember correctly, prior to the change on the concealed carry permit, operators with a permit could have a loaded handgun. It caused a stir among some landowners.
  22. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    Ahh - I misunderstood. I thought they were considering preventing people from carrying, not allowing it. I can see the point about shooting game while riding, especially on wheelers during hunting season.
  23. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    The law being amended prohibits any loaded firearm on an OHRV or sled, or in a trailer behind the sled or OHRV. The change would allow a loaded handgun. The purpo0se of the original law was to discourage people from shooting game animals while operating a sled or OHRV. It appears that a loaded rifle or shotgun would still be prohibited.
  24. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    I am not a gun owner (have no problem with those who are), just never felt the need for myself. If I was, I don't think I would carry while on my sled. I would be concerned about somehow losing it (maybe not an issue, again, I have no experience), or falling off the sled and onto the thing, and hurting myself. I guess I don't see the need really, not sure I see what threat there would be. Again - just my opinion, as someone who doesn't own a firearm. Why would they bother with a law like this? Is there some reason that they think carrying is more dangerous on a OHRV than in other situations?
  25. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    Bill Title: Relative to prohibitions on carrying a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile. https://legiscan.com/NH/text/HB334/id/2232774
  26. It certainly could be adopted by NHSA, or by any clubs. Could join the stay on the trail campaign.
  27. Probably Could Use Some of these at Traiheads

    Did you notice the logo in the bottom-right of the image? Looks like NIC HES with a tree symbol in the middle. NICHES is a land conservation group in Indiana. Duke is a power company in the southeast US. My guess is that Duke is sponsoring the anti-littering campaign in the conservation lands. Not much connection to NH with either party.
  28. Probably Could Use Some of these at Traiheads

    I have no clue. I saw the sign on a different site, thought it was an interesting idea. The Duke energy and logo in the bottom corner makes it look like it comes from somewhere in North Carolina.
  29. Probably Could Use Some of these at Traiheads

    I think that's a great idea! I am a trail adopter for part of the Cohos Trail and although we don't see a lot of litter, any is too much. How could I get a couple? pathfinder
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