Snowmobilers' code of ethics

  1. Photo of a parent and child in full safety gear, atop a snowmobileI will be a good sports enthusiast. I recognize that people judge all snowmobile owners by my actions. I will use my influence with other snowmobile owners to promote fair conduct.
  2. I will not litter on trails or camping areas. I will not pollute lakes or streams.
  3. I will not damage living trees, shrubs, or other natural features. I will go out only when there is sufficient snow so that I will not damage the land.
  4. I will respect other people's property and rights.
  5. I will lend a helping hand when I see someone in distress.
  6. I will make myself and my vehicle available to assist search and rescue parties.
  7. I will not interfere with or harass hikers, skiers, snowshoers, ice anglers, or other winter sports enthusiasts. I will respect their rights to enjoy our recreation facilities.
  8. I will know and obey all federal, state/provincial and local rules regulating the operation of snowmobiles in areas where I use my vehicle. I will inform officials when using public lands.
  9. I will not harass wildlife. I will avoid areas posted for the protection or feeding of wildlife.
  10. I will stay on marked trails or marked roads open to snowmobiles. I will not snowmobile where prohibited.

Source: DNR Snowmobile Safety Training Manual

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