Crow Wing County Land Services officials remind off-highway vehicle users that recreational riding on forest trails passing through county-administered public lands is prohibited during the 2019 state firearms deer hunting season.

The restriction does not preclude deer hunters, with a valid hunting license, to operate an off-highway vehicle before legal shooting time, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or after legal shooting hours.

The restriction is in effect now through Nov. 24, inclusive of the 100 series zone, and now through Nov. 17, inclusive of the 200 and 300 series zones. Refer to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources hunting and trapping regulations for more detailed information on season dates and zones.

All recreational users of county forest lands are reminded to wear blaze orange while they are out in the field during hunting season.