It is not recommended that novice or new riders join the ATV Posse until they have had at least 100 hours of riding experience on an ATV. The reason for this is simple. Your own personal safety is most important.
Inexperienced or injured riders can also be a cause for the search of an area to be incomplete by virtue of their inability to enter or negotiate difficult terrain.
It is highly recommended that ATV SEARCH EFFORT participants have completed a State of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife ATV Safety Course or an ASI ATV Safety Course prior to joining the ATV SEARCH EFFORT.
Only those riders who are willing to wear DOT approved helmets during a search are invited to participate.
You must be at least 21 years of age and in good enough health to spend 6 hours in searching under difficult climatic conditions (winter or summer).
ATV SEARCH EFFORT participants must be willing to supply their own ATV, food, gas, equipment of all types and volunteer their time, all at no cost to the organizers of the search.