The recreational use of off-highway vehicles will be restricted in some areas in Minnesota for the upcoming firearms deer hunting season.

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, vehicles affected by the restrictions include all-terrain vehicles, off-highway motorcycles and registered off-road vehicles such as four-wheel drive trucks that are not being used in conjunction with deer hunting by a licensed deer hunter.

The restrictions, which apply to state forest trails and access routes but not to state forest roads, aim to protect recreational riders from potentially unsafe riding conditions and minimize conflicts between deer hunters and recreational riders who may inadvertently disturb them.

These restrictions will be in effect from November 3 - November 18 for the Minnesota 100 Series deer season, which includes the Northland.  Restrictions will be in place from November 3 - November 11 for the Minnesota 200 deer season.

If you're a licensed deer hunter, you may still use these routes in conjunction with your hunting activity before legal shooting time, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., and after legal shooting hours.

Follow the link below for complete deer hunting season information.