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    Re: Ice Ice baby


    Yeah. I used to ride there, but stopped going when the battle with the neighbor ignited. It looks like they are going to get some rights to ride back. But I worry about this at my local spots. This is why I use 3 different areas, and try to keep them more or less secret. I'm selfish.

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    Re: Ice Ice baby

    Ice has been fucked up on our lake. Some areas it's 8-9", others can be as little as 2". I've drilled holes through 9" ice, then taken about 10 steps and almost lost my auger through the 3" ice. Super inconsistent for us this year.

    Same happened on another local pond that's notorious for freezing early and freezing well. 10" where we were drilling holes, 2" about 10' from those. Fuckin' crazy this year.

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    You can bet noise has A LOT to do with areas potentially getting shut down. Part of the reason we stopped doing it on my lake was because mumblings were beginning about the noise, and it made it back to me thankfully.

    People who aren't into that sort of thing have ZERO tolerance for a bunch of motorcycles/ATV's with aftermarket exhausts ripping around just outside of their houses. *A LOT* of the times, people who ride really don't give two shits about the people that live there. I put the axe on our activities because I really don't need that kind of flack from our neighbors.

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    Re: Ice Ice baby

    Our ponds are all open water currently. At one point there was about 2” of ice, then it melted. This year is a wash for ice for us, it’s not worth the chance on thin ice. I’ve heard a lot of reports from Maine and New Hampshire of people falling through the ice this year.

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    Nice to see the issues at Hoit getting a lot of coverage.

    I personally am somewhat torn on how to handle this. I worry about pollution and noise.

    But the act of sneaking this into a budget bill is just appalling. No public comment period. No discussion. Just use your contacts and influence to jamb something through. Even F&G had no idea this was coming.

    That's just pure bullshit. MVTR and everyone else should be lobbying for a complete repeal. The legislative equivalent of a mistrial.

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    Yeah, it's always noise. We got yelled at by an ice fisherman last week. he said this was bullshit and illegal and he wants to fish. We said we could share and would only be there for another hour. He left saying he would call the cops. They never came. It is in fact legal to ride on ice in Mass with an OHV sticker almost anywhere. In fact it's shockingly legal.

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    Re: Ice Ice baby

    Oh, and the ice has been surprising down here. I see open water all over, but my spots have been really solid for the last 3 weeks or so. I grew up on ice. Skating everywhere possible. I'm comfortable assessing it without a drill. YMMV.

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    Re: Ice Ice baby

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    It is in fact legal to ride on ice in Mass with an OHV sticker almost anywhere. In fact it's shockingly legal.
    no shit? first i've heard this.

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    Re: Ice Ice baby

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Oh, and the ice has been surprising down here. I see open water all over, but my spots have been really solid for the last 3 weeks or so. I grew up on ice. Skating everywhere possible. I'm comfortable assessing it without a drill. YMMV.
    I drill, A) because I usually have my 13-year old with me, and B) because I'm usually setting tip-ups along the way! LOL!

    And when I drill, it's usually with an 8" ice auger.

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    Re: Ice Ice baby

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    no shit? first i've heard this.
    We called to find out. Only reservoirs and private property are off limits. I assume it is to allow ice fisherman to use quads. But it gets us access as well.

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    Re: Ice Ice baby

    Well. Never say never, but today may have been the last day of good ice this season. It wasn't perfect, but we managed!

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