There is No Excuse for Land Abuse
Land abuse is a very serious problem in the State of Maine. Each year, access to private property is lost due to land abuse. If you see a violation occurring, contact Operation Game Thief at 1(800) ALERT-US [1(800) 253-7887]. There is NO EXCUSE for land abuse.
This is unacceptable abuse of private property by ATV users by ignoring landowner signs and gates. Some riders decided to make their own trails and severe erosion threatens access for all activities. Charges of “Criminal Trespass” may be issued to anyone caught doing this type of damage.
All the above unethical behavior by a miniority presents a very negative image of outdoor recreational activities enjoyed by many. These types of land abuse is what causes more and more land to become posted and then off limits for all to enjoy.