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Argo use on state land
An Argo (a six-wheel or side-by-side) is regulated as an off-road recreation vehicle (ORV). Under Michigan law, Argos can be operated on ORV routes (up to 72 inches), state forest roads (open to ORV use) and/or scramble areas. Argos cannot be operated on ORV-designated trails (maximum 50 inch).
Please keep in mind:
- An ORV license is required.
- Find ORV certification for persons with a disability.
- If an Argo is used as a vessel, it’s also regulated under the marine safety statute. An Argo is required to be registered as a vessel if it is used on the water. If you do not use it on the water, it does not have to be registered as a vessel.
- You may use an Argo when duck hunting with certain restrictions.
- An Argo may not be driven down the bank of a river or stream and into the water; however, you may access surface waters at boating access sites.
- You may not operate in a wetland or in a manner so as to create an erosive condition.
- A loaded gun shall not be transported in an automobile, aircraft, motorboat or sailboat, motor bike, tractor, ORV, snowmobile or other motorized vehicle. While transporting a firearm, it must be unloaded in chamber and magazine, and enclosed in a case.
To determine the regulations on federal properties, you should contact the appropriate federal agency with jurisdiction over the areas where you wish to operate