E bikes on WMA’s

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We was in a discussion today about riding E bikes on WMA roads and trails. I was under the impression that they was electric powered so can ride on main roads but not foot only but two different people said they called to check and was told they could be rode on any road or trail. Has something changed or what’s the deal
 
A non motorized bicycle can be used on foot travel only trails.
Electric is motorized. Is how @C.Killmaster put it once if I remember correctly.
That's correct. The only thing that has changed is they started allowing 750 watt and smaller e-bikes on federal department of the interior lands on designated trails, such as National Wildlife Refuges and BLM land. They are still prohibited on WMAs and National Forest except for open, improved roads and ATV trails.
 

jbogg

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That's correct. The only thing that has changed is they started allowing 750 watt and smaller e-bikes on federal department of the interior lands on designated trails, such as National Wildlife Refuges and BLM land. They are still prohibited on WMAs and National Forest except for open, improved roads and ATV trails.
Would a gated road on a WMA that is only opened for a few rifle hunts be considered improved? There are a few food plots I like to hunt hogs on that are over an hour walk from the locked gate. It’s a gut check packing a big hog out of there on foot.
 
You would think that an ADA lawsuit would get access permitted. Folks that are disabled that require motorized transportation are being denied access to their(our) lands.

Works for a lot of other things.
 
Would a gated road on a WMA that is only opened for a few rifle hunts be considered improved? There are a few food plots I like to hunt hogs on that are over an hour walk from the locked gate. It’s a gut check packing a big hog out of there on foot.
It has to be open and improved, if it's gated the rules say foot travel and analog bikes only.
 
I don't know what would be different in Georgia,we ride them on gated roads all the time in Tennessee and government land is owned by the United States Forest Service not the state of Georgia.
 

280 Man

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You would think that an ADA lawsuit would get access permitted. Folks that are disabled that require motorized transportation are being denied access to their(our) lands.

Works for a lot of other things.
And then everybody that had anything wrong could get a tag and it would turn into what we have at Wally world, Target or any other retail space. I know there's some that really need them but half of the folks that get them just want a close walk!
 
You would think that an ADA lawsuit would get access permitted. Folks that are disabled that require motorized transportation are being denied access to their(our) lands.

Works for a lot of other things.
Every WMA has either designated areas for ADA citizens or we can make special accomodations upon request. DNR has done a lot of work over the last several years to make sure the WMAs are compliant with ADA and provide good access for those with disabilities.
 

oldguy

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Oh great, just what we need another motorized something in the woods! If'n you can't walk - STAY HOME!
What part of "FOOT TRAFFIC ONLY" don't you understand?
"Some guy said..." tell THAT to the Warden or the Judge.
 

oldguy

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You would think that an ADA lawsuit would get access permitted. Folks that are disabled that require motorized transportation are being denied access to their(our) lands.

Works for a lot of other things.
Oh yeah, just what the GA DNR needs, to spend money to defend themselves against a frivolous law suit!
We, the Federal Govt/people of the US have millions of acres of designated wilderness areas, ABSOLUTELY NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES! Reckon ADA ought to sue to ensure equal access to everyone. Guess they need to put a ski lift to the top of Mount Everest to satisfy the ADA.
 
We, the Federal Govt/people of the US have millions of acres of designated wilderness areas, ABSOLUTELY NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES!
Yep. A lot of those areas used to be able to be accessed disabled hunters and fisherman.

Folks that enjoyed 4x4s have been pushed off of PUBLIC land that have had four wheeling trails for decades. That is, until the liberal tree huggers took over the federal & state governments.
 
I think ALL public lands should be designated areas.

If someone who can't walk to a good spot can hop in their motorized wheelchair or on their ebike to get there, more power to them.

I'm all about putting the "public" back in public lands.
Get here when you can buddy.
The only person stopping you is you.
Dnr doesn’t hand out too many rouge wheelchair tickets.
 
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