In late July, Idaho BHA volunteers installed 11 new signs to remind motorized users to ride and drive legally on public lands. The metal signs, which resemble a license plate, we placed on wooden barriers north of Emmett. The barriers were constructed back in 2017 by BHA volunteers and other organizations, in cooperation with the Forest Service, as a response to reports of increased illegal motorized use on non-motorized routes in the area. The metal signs were designed in partnership between Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and the US Forest Service. Idaho BHA plans to install dozens more signs around the state in areas that are seeing similar problems with illegal motorized use.
BHA offers up to a $500 reward to anyone who provides evidence of illegal motorized use on public lands that helps lead law enforcement to issue a citation. You can read about rewards being issued in cases near Emmett and Salmon in 2018.
If you witness illegal motorized use, BHA encourages you to contact the law enforcement officer for the appropriate district of the BLM or Forest Service. You can also contact Idaho Fish & Game and ask for a Conservation Officer. The best evidence is photographs of the vehicle and persons involved, license plate or ID sticker numbers, GPS locations and date/time of the incident.