Michigan Mountain Biking Association
xycarp wrote:I see Torn and Murray, but what are Lost and Found? I am looking at this map:
http://www.michigandnr.com/Publications ... ls2-07.pdf
MIman wrote:Hey guys, new to the site. I'm actually not a mountain biker, but rather a hunter in BRA. I believe the new "found" trails have been cut in the area I most frequently visit. The trails are very nice and I know there are trails cut through every inch of the area it seems. I'm glad you guys can enjoy the land to I just want to help you stay safe. Please were bright clothing. Also, as a matter of respect, I ask that you consider being quite, and avoid riding two hours after sunrise and before sunset. This is often considered the prime hunting time. Also, around November first the rut starts to pick up. For those who don't know the rut is the breeding period and is prime hunting. I know these requests might seem a tad bit ridiculous but it really bums hunters out to have bike riders come through with 1 hour left of hunting time. It's also quite annoying to hear your conversations for minutes. I hope you can respect my requests and perhaps think about them. I know you enjoy your hobby greatly, and I try to enjoy mine. However, I'm limited to 3 months to hunt so if you could respect hunters that would be terrific. Please never try and ruin someone's hunt, you could even be charged with hunter harassment. Again, I'm sorry if these requests seem ridiculous. Any questions and/or discussions you'd like to have feel free to PM me. I'm sorry if this comes off as hijacking the thread I'm just trying to help us both enjoy the woods we so greatly love.
GHamilton wrote:There is no hunting at the Tree Farm. Ride hunter free.
Dirtdevil wrote:GHamilton wrote:There is no hunting at the Tree Farm. Ride hunter free.
True that, but that's one place where I caught some hunters baiting deer-in the high grassy fields of 754 heading to the lost loop. Call the authorities, but by the time they arrived, the perps were long gone!
Leroi Brown wrote:I respect hunters and the sport of hunting greatly. I respect that we share lands for our respective activities, and I'm thankful for these multi-use lands. I also stay off of multi-use lands open to hunting during the two weeks of deer firearms season out of respect for hunters.
However, the rest of the autumn season, if I'm able to get off of work early enough to squeeze in a ride before dark, I'm going to do so - while trying not to disturb any observed hunters. Same goes for weekends. Furthermore, if I hear gunfire, I'm going to make noise for my safety (whistle, ring bell) to alert the hunter that I'm also trying to use this multi-use land for my enjoyment. I don't enjoy the repeated sound of gunfire any more than you enjoy hearing our "conversations for minutes".
I believe that, like me, most mountainbikers respect hunters and try not to disrupt them. However, you need to respect why we're also out in the woods riding the beautiful trails, and understand that we're all on the same land with a common purpose.
ibisman wrote:Ummm, no. Its a mountain bike trail..so I ride all year round. We have ridden ILRA for 20 years with only one bad time with a hunter.