“ATVs and UTVs are great machines to help you set up tree stands, get to your favorite hunting spot or retrieve game, but you must operate them safely,” says Lt. Jacob Holsclaw, DNR Off-highway Vehicle Administrator. “Please wear a helmet and use a seatbelt if provided. When hunting on public lands, make sure you are aware of the local regulations to use ATVs or UTVs on these properties.”
Follow these rules while using an ATV or UTV during your hunt:
It is illegal to discharge any firearm, including handguns, in or from any moving or stationary ATV/UTV.
No person may place, possess or transport a firearm, bow or crossbow in or on an ATV/UTV unless one of the following applies:
Wisconsin law requires every operator involved in a crash incident to report the incident without delay to law enforcement officials. In addition, within 10 days of the incident, the operator must submit a written report to the DNR.