Police warn against drunk riding on ATV/UTVs

ONEIDA COUNTY - Last year, Wisconsin had 22 reported deaths involving recreational off-highway vehicles, often referred to as ATVs or UTVs. The Oneida County Sheriff's office says 18 of them likely involved alcohol.

Nearly 98% of the Oneida County roads are currently open for ATV/UTV use. Oneida County Deputy Sheriff Brian Keller says that's one of the main reasons they've noticed an increase in drunk riding.

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DOUGLAS COUNTY TRAIL UPDATE 2/11/2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY TRAIL UPDATE 2/11/2020

Currently ALL of Douglas County trails are open and in excellent condition! Get out and Enjoy the Trails!

Please check the attached map for which trails are currently open. It is critical that we respect the landowners who allow us to utilize their property, so please verify that the trail you intend to use is open at this time.

We will provide updates as conditions change. Deer have been reported on trails so keep an eye out while traveling.

Please share this info with anyone that you believe would be interested…our goal is to inform as many trail riders as possible.

I have attached a trail map which outlines the open trails.

SW QuadrantOPEN TRAILS

Trial 5 Groomed

Trial 5A Groomed

Trail 930 Groomed

Trail 935 Groomed

Trail 835 Groomed

Trial 925 Groomed last week

Trial 9 Groomed last week

SE QuadrantOPEN TRAILS

Trail 35 (WRT north of Solon Springs) Groomed last week

Trail 35 (WRT south) Groomed

Trail 27B Groomed

Trail 27C Groomed

Trail41S Groomed

Trail 41B Groomed

Trail 217 Groomed

Trail 727 Groomed

Trail 17N Grooming tonight

Trail 17S Groomed– Use caution on Creek crossings (South of Lower Eau Claire Lake)

Trail 7 Groomed last week

Trail 27 Groomed last week

Trail 3 Groomed

Trail 5 Groomed

Trail 41 WRT to the warming Shack Groomed(Watch for Logging)

Trail 541 Groomed except for the last ½ mile to the dam

NE Quadrant Open Trails

Trail 1 Groomed Monday, Feb 10.
Trail 2 (TCC) Groomed Sunday/Monday, Feb 9/10.
Trail 4 Groomed Brule to Warming Shelter, Monday Feb 10.
Trail 6 Groomed Monday, Feb 10.
Trail 24 Groomed Monday, Feb 10.
Trail 27/27A Groomed Sunday, Feb 9.
Trail 35 (WRT) Grooming Tuesday, Feb 11.
Trail 235 Groomed Monday, Feb 11.

Some high traffic areas have developed scattered icy corners.
Groomers are avoiding the logging job between Hwy D and Trail 24. Use Trail 6 and the South Shore Grade Rd
Caution Watch for Logging:
On the west end of Trail 6. Truck traffic only.
On Trail 4 between Trail 6 and Hwy P. Trucks traffic only.
Logging operations with truck traffic on Trail 4 between Hwy D and Trail 24.

NW Quadrant- OPEN TRAILS

Gandy Dancer Trail Groomed (watch for deer crossing trail between Moen Rd and BB)

Saunders Grade Groomed

Wrenshall Grade Groomed

Trail 0 Groomed

Trail 28 Groomed

The Cross town connector Groomed

4/41 From the Warming shack west Groomed

Trail 4 Groomed

Douglas County Ski Trails

The service roads and parking lots are plowed. The Ski Trails where Groomed Friday January 24th. Ski Trails were checked Friday February 7th are still in good condition with a fresh dusting of snow..

This report was prepared February 11th, 2020.

Please enjoy and Ride safe!

Clint Meyer

Park and Recreation Supervisor

Douglas County Forestry Department

9182 East Hughes Ave.

Solon Springs, WI. 54873

Phone: (715) 378-2219

Fax: (715) 378-2807

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Web:www.douglascountywi.org

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DOUGLAS COUNTY TRAIL UPDATE 2/07/2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY TRAIL UPDATE 2/07/2020

Currently ALL of Douglas County trails are open. And getting a dusting of snow!

Please check the attached map for which trails are currently open. It is critical that we respect the landowners who allow us to utilize their property, so please verify that the trail you intend to use is open at this time.

We will provide updates as conditions change. Deer have been reported on trails so keep an eye out while traveling.

Please share this info with anyone that you believe would be interested…our goal is to inform as many trail riders as possible so they can adjust their plans as needed to avoid the closed portion.

I have attached a trail map which outlines the open trails.

SW QuadrantOPEN TRAILS

Trial 5 Groomed

Trial 5A Groomed

Trail 930 Groomed

Trail 935 Groomed

Trail 835 Groomed

Trial 925 Groomed

Trial 9 Groomed

SE QuadrantOPEN TRAILS

Trail 35 (WRT) Groomed

Trail 35 (WRT Groomed

Trail 27B Groomed

Trail 27C Groomed

Trail41S Groomed

Trail 41B Groomed

Trail 217 Groomed

Trail 727 Groomed

Trail 17N Groomed

Trail 17S Groomed– Use caution on Creek crossings (South of Lower Eau Claire Lake)

Trail 7 Groomed

Trail 27 Groomed

Trail 3 Groomed

Trail 5 Groomed

Trail 41 WRT to the warming Shack Groomed(Watch for Logging)

Trail 541 Not Groomed (Watch for uneven Trail Surface)

NE Quadrant Open Trails

All Trails Are Open

All funded Brule River Riders trails have been groomed since the weekend.

Trail 4 between Hwy D and Trail 24 has a large logging operation. Please use caution in this area. The logging area can be detoured around using Trail 6 and the South Shore Grade Road.

Caution Watch for logging:
On the west end of Trail 6.
On Trail 4 between Trail 6 and Hwy P.
On Trail 4 between Hwy D and Trail 24.

NW Quadrant- OPEN TRAILS

Gandy Dancer Trail Groomed (watch for deer crossing trail between Moen Rd and BB)

Saunders Grade Groomed

Wrenshall Grade Groomed

Trail 0 Groomed

Trail 28 Groomed

The Cross town connector Groomed

4/41 From the Warming shack west Groomed

Trail 4 Groomed

Douglas County Ski Trails

The service roads and parking lots are plowed. The Ski Trails where Groomed Friday January 24th. Ski Trails were checked Friday February 7th are still in good condition with a fresh dusting of snow..

This report was prepared February 7th, 2020.

Please enjoy and Ride safe!

Clint Meyer

Park and Recreation Supervisor

Douglas County Forestry Department

9182 East Hughes Ave.

Solon Springs, WI. 54873

Phone: (715) 378-2219

Fax: (715) 378-2807 

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Price County Snowmobile Report for 2/7/2020

 ****There is a reroute on Trail 120 that will be in effect all season. The reroute is on the Northern section that eliminates the old 120 trail from FR 519 to the intersection of 120 and 121. Reroute takes you NW up FR519 to Sheep Ranch to FR522 then connects to 101. This eliminates a very bad part of the swamp.**** 

2/5/2020 Kennan/Catawba Driftsplitters. 

Trail 94 has been re-opened and is in very good shape except for the 2 miles of the trail where logging operation continues. All trails are being groomed twice a week and in very good condition. 

02/05/2020 Prentice Bushbenders Trail Report 

Our trails held up pretty well through the warm weather Sunday. They are icy now making them harder to groom. It will take a few passes and snowmobile traffic to make them great again. They are in overall good condition. Ride safe and have fun. 

2/4/2020 Eisenstein Bushwackers 

Groomed 80 south from Park falls to Fifield to 101 To 103 then to Sugar Bush firelane then back to 104, to Wintergreen Lake Area to 101 101 to Fifield. o 80 back to Park Falls groomed all 4 times and the swamp 6 times the moguls where really bad a ton of work excellent now enjoy from the Bush wackers 

2/3/2020 Eisenstein Bushwackers 

111 from Park Falls to 105 ,then 105 to 101,back 105 to 111 ,to 110 loop groomed Wojcieszak's area Then to 111 down to 103 then groomed Round Up Bar and grill area. back out 103 to 111 to Park Falls all double groomed , was frozen hard and groomed very hard all very good . 

2/5/2020 Fifield Sno Drovers 

The trails conditions in the Pike Lake area are from very good to excellent. The cold weather has firmed up the slush on the marked lake routes, but there is still slush if you leave the marked trails. The corridors such as 101/10 get very rough following heavy traffic and, while we have increased our grooming, we need new snow. There are no bare spots, but expect moguls between grooming runs. Trail 111/19 to the north is excellent as is trail 121, as these don't experience the heavy traffic. Trail 106/19 to Iron county is still not being groomed and isn't recommended as there is flowing water over the county line. 

2/5/2020 Northwoods 

Hi Riders Above freezing temperatures and a very busy snowmobile week end left the trails with some ruts and bumps. The groomer normally would have went around Solberg Lake on Sunday afternoon, but the temperatures were too high to do an effective grooming job, so we lost one afternoon and evening of grooming this week around Solberg. We are working to catch up and are back on our regular schedule. All in all, the trails are still Good, albeit a little choppy. I was out this morning on 112, 102 and part of 141 and still could move along pretty well. I expect after we catch up grooming they will be back in Very Good shape before the weekend. The logging operation just north of Solberg park on Trail 112 is completed. The trail/logging road has a few short bare spots but easily rideable. Some blacktop road crossings may be bare. Solberg Lake was slushy and watery on Sunday, but has froze up nicely. There are ruts in some spots, but if you take it easy, it's fine. Other than that we continue to be in Snowmobile Heaven. Ride Safe, Have Fun. 

1/29/2020 Elk River Pioneers 

Pioneer trails are now in excellent condition. They are groomed at least twice per week. Trail 82 into Sawyer County is now open and in very good condition. There might be wet areas on some trails. Do not try to go off of the main trail. The north entry and exit to Wilson Lake is closed until we get some colder weather. Use the trail 80 entry and exit on the south west end of Wilson Lake. There is a logging operation on trail 85. 

1/29/2020 Chaparrals 

All trails to the east and south of Phillips are in excellent condition. Be aware of wet areas in the system. Slow down and stay on the marked trail. Do not try to go off of the trails as the ground along the sides of most trails is not frozen. Reminder of the trail reroute on trail 161 along Musser Drive. All trails are groomed at least twice per week. 

1/29/2020 Lugerville Chaser 

Our trails are being groomed twice a week and are in good to excellent condition. A power company is still working on trail 90 there is Utility signs up so use caution

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Honda expands two-seat sport side-by-side lineup

Honda unveiled two new Talon sport side-by-side models on the eve of Team Honda Talon Factory Racing's competition debut at King of the Hammers—the 2021 Talon 1000R FOX Live Valve and Talon 1000X FOX Live Valve. Important additions to the rapidly growing Talon family, the FOX Live Valve two-seat models transform the drive experience through intelligent electronic suspension that uses Honda's proprietary software to automatically adjust to terrain and driving situations, providing optimal handling performance and comfort in varying conditions.

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​As a reference, the Talon 1000R is not legal in Wisconsin as it exceeds our 65" rule.

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