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PistonsChick 06-08-2012 09:59 AM

Clear as Mud - DNR Discover Pass Info
Well it only took them a year to finally put it in writing - but following is a definitive explanation of Discover Pass expectations for vehicles that also have OHV permits. This is NOT good news for dual sport 4x4's and bikes- but at least the ruling has been made clear now.

DNR has been actively patrolling their lands and writing citations for failure to display the proper Discover Pass...

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Clear as mud –
Cleaning up the mystery behind ORV tabs and the Discover Pass

Off-road motorcycles get ready to explore DNR trails.
Photo: DNR

Rev up your engines; it’s time to explore DNR trails!

Before you go, we want to clear up any confusion with the Discover Pass and ORV tabs. Inquiring minds have asked if they need to have both the pass and the tabs for their ORV… and the simple answer is….no.

So, here is the nitty gritty:

» If your ORV is registered and licensed for highway use, you will need a Discover Pass.
» If it is not licensed and registered, you will need an ORV tab.
It’s that simple.

…well, it’s almost that simple.

If you have to tow your ORV to the trail head, you are required to display a Discover Pass to park the tow vehicle.

Here is where it could get tricky.

If you are towing a dual sport motorcycle that is licensed and registered for highway use, you will need two Discover Passes – one for the tow vehicle and one for the motorcycle.

Can my ORV be the second vehicle on my Discover Pass?

The Discover Pass is now transferable between vehicles including your registered motorcycle… but it is only valid for one vehicle at a time. You will need two Discover Passes to tow and use your dual sport motorcycle or 4×4 in the same trip

So, how do you display a Discover Pass on a motorcycle?

Not to worry, DNR does not require that you display your Discover Pass in the front windshield like you would in your car or truck. You can just carry it with you.

Purchase your Discover Pass.

To see the full article in its original format click here:

Art Waugh 06-08-2012 12:14 PM

Hmmmm..... got you coming and going if you tow or put the licensed dual sport bike in the pickup to get it to the riding area.

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