Be Smart When You Go Off Road

Often times, finding the best hunting spot means getting as far away from the crowds as possible. These days more and more hunters are doing so by hopping in their all-terrain vehicle or four-wheel drive truck (obviously while keeping on legal trails and off fragile habitat). Hunting and off-roading just seem to go hand in had, after all, we all have our favorite hunting vehicles right?

But it never hurts to brush up on safety practices for off-roading before the season starts, and that's where the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association comes in. Sponsored by Arctic Cat, BRP, Polaris and Yamaha, the association is hosting an online course that covers key driving risks, safe riding practices and proper vehicle operation.

"ROHVA's E-Course is an excellent resource for both new and experienced ROV (recreational off-highway vehicles) drivers to learn how to safely operate their vehicles while enjoying the freedom of adventure they provide," Paul Vitrano, executive vice president of the association said. "The E-Course is intended to improve awareness about ROVs and inspire a safety-minded approach to off-highway recreation."

The course is two hours long, but you don't have take it straight through. You can save your progress and come back at your leisure.

Happy hunting, and safe driving.