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Minocqua Area Trail Report
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There is a nighttime 55 mph speed limit in effect this year on all public lakes and trails.
All snowmobilers are reminded that Wisconsin law now requires that everyone born after January 1, 1985 needs to have passed a safety certification course in order to ride on public trails and lakes unaccompanied. This applies to residents and non-residents and there are no exceptions. Persons under 16 years of age are required to attend a safety class in person. Those 16 or older may attend a class or obtain safety certification via CD-ROM through the Wisconsin DNR. Information on the CD-ROM can be obtained at www.dnr.wi.gov or 1-608-266-2141.
ATTENTION NON-RESIDENT SNOWMOBILERS
Snowmobiles bearing Wisconsin registration are not required to have a non-resident trail pass, even if the owner is from out of state. A 2 year Wisconsin registration is $30, compared to 2 trail passes at $35. Due to the formula used to transfer gas tax revenue to the state snowmobile fund, about twice as much money is generated with a 2 year registration as is with 2 trail passes. The state snowmobile fund is where the money comes from for grooming and trail maintenance. By having Wisconsin registration instead of a trail pass, you save $20/yr and contribute more money to the state fund.
It is perfectly legal to have Wisconsin registration on your snowmobile in addition to your home state's registration. You do not need a Wisconsin address; your home address can be used for a Wisconsin registration. Once you have a Wisconsin registration, it can be renewed online at the DNR website. Wisconsin registration applications can be obtained at any DNR office, at any dealer who sells snowmobiles in Wisconsin, and at many dealers out of state near the Wisconsin border.
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