Perhaps this has been discussed in one forum or another but I need to bring it up again. This past hunting season, 3rd season specifically, a group of us were hunting near the Flat Tops Wilderness in Colorado. On NUMEROUS occasions we were nearly run off trails and/or FS roads by "hunters" on ATVs. In fact, we were in some fairly remote canyons with no official FS roads and yup, here come some guys on their ATVs. To put it mildly, I was not very happy.
1) have a specific deer/elk season where ATV use is approved and banned in all the remaining seasons
2) have specific GMUs where ATVs can be utilized
3) have an additional fee assessed on ATV users to help repair/maintain forests and the trail systems
4) have a specific license fee for bringing your ATV into Colorado to hunt
I know it would be difficult to enforce some of these but at least it may deter some "hunters" from using ATVs.
One question, have the success rates for deer/elk hunting improved since the explosion of ATV use in big game hunting? I bet not! However, the pockets of the ATV manufacturers have become very fat!!