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Old 07-19-2013, 09:19 AM   #1
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Do you live in TENNESSEE ? . . . . . . . . . . Then PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE sign this

Short version :

We're asking T.W.R.A. to stop restricting and, open up more OHV access on state owned land (mainly W.M.A.s).

PLEASE SIGN THIS


The state of Tennessee own a LOT of land.

A lot of that land is designated as WMAs (Wildlife Management Areas.)

It is managed by the T.W.R.A. (TN Wildlife Resources Agency).

The main use of WMAs is hunting.

Needless to say - is very under-utilized land.

Granted , there is some OHV access on some WMAs.....and we are very thankful.

However there are tens of thousands (if not over 100,000 acres) that are basically "you can walk in and hunt or take pictures or hike.....bot no bikes or anything else".

We're asking for more access and less restrictions.

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Old 07-19-2013, 09:41 AM   #2
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I don't live in TN anymore, but I signed it anyway and used my Mom's address. Maybe they won't catch it.
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:28 PM   #3
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:26 PM   #4
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:42 AM   #5
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:08 AM   #6
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I live in tennessee and am a bit iffy on this.
I am a hunter and a rider.
Some areas should remain roadless.
Too damn many quads tossing out beer cans as it is. They dont need to clutter everything up with their beer cans and open pipes.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:10 PM   #7
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:57 PM   #8
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I live in tennessee and am a bit iffy on this.
I am a hunter and a rider.
Some areas should remain roadless.
Too damn many quads tossing out beer cans as it is. They dont need to clutter everything up with their beer cans and open pipes.
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+1

But I do agree that there needs to be more than just a couple of riding areas in the State owned by the State.

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Old 07-21-2013, 09:59 PM   #9
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Signed it. Using my parents address.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:51 AM   #10
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I live in tennessee and am a bit iffy on this.
I am a hunter and a rider.
Some areas should remain roadless.
Too damn many quads tossing out beer cans as it is. They dont need to clutter everything up with their beer cans and open pipes.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:31 AM   #11
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I live in tennessee and am a bit iffy on this.
I am a hunter and a rider.
Some areas should remain roadless.
Too damn many quads tossing out beer cans as it is. They dont need to clutter everything up with their beer cans and open pipes.
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Would you object to building a park in the intercity...because of the possiblity of gang members hanging out there?

The problem is NOT the riding area or park...it's the actions of SOME of the users. So CHANGE the behavior of them and DON'T penalize the ones that will use it correctly and not abuse the privilege.

NOT saying that ALL lands need to be open to motorized uses, BUT I do feel that there needs to be MORE than there is right now. Heck, they could open up a few 500-1000 acre areas for riding and STILL have hundreds of square MILES of closed off land. According to their own website, there are almost 100 WMA sites in Tenn. varying in size from 53 to 625,000 acres. It is already unlawful for achaholic drinks to be consumed in most of those areas, along with requiring that any motorized vehicle have mufflers. All vehicles must remain on designated trails or public roads. Of course, these are laws that are not always enforced and are not in effect on privately owned land.

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Old 07-22-2013, 06:33 AM   #12
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Granted - we'll never get past stupid folks who break the rules and/or litter.

Managed OHV areas with pay access will (should) be able help control the bad folks.

Works pretty well in other states.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:35 PM   #14
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Would you object to building a park in the intercity...because of the possiblity of gang members hanging out there?

The problem is NOT the riding area or park...it's the actions of SOME of the users. So CHANGE the behavior of them and DON'T penalize the ones that will use it correctly and not abuse the privilege.

NOT saying that ALL lands need to be open to motorized uses, BUT I do feel that there needs to be MORE than there is right now. Heck, they could open up a few 500-1000 acre areas for riding and STILL have hundreds of square MILES of closed off land. According to their own website, there are almost 100 WMA sites in Tenn. varying in size from 53 to 625,000 acres. It is already unlawful for achaholic drinks to be consumed in most of those areas, along with requiring that any motorized vehicle have mufflers. All vehicles must remain on designated trails or public roads. Of course, these are laws that are not always enforced and are not in effect on privately owned land.
Big South Fork NRA at one time was opened to un-plated atvs and motorcycles on gravel and dirt roads only. ATVs would not stay out of the river channel and would not stop make trails into roadless areas. As a result, all non-plated vehicles are now banned. ATVs refused to obey the law, impervious to tickets and fines. The park discovered it is an all or none situation. And i am glad of it, I can canoe down the river without having some boozed up dude on a quad come zipping by.
Sorry, but some areas should remain off-limits.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:49 PM   #15
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Sorry, but SOME areas should remain off-limits.
Agreed.

Some....but NOT ALL
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