Hunters Warned: Unattended Trailers In Forest May Be Towed


The Coconino National Forest is asking all northern Arizona-bound hunters to refrain from leaving their trailers unattended in the forest during the upcoming hunting season. In previous seasons, law enforcement officers have found numerous trailers parked in the forests for the purpose of reserving a location for the entire hunting season and also because the individuals did not want to haul their trailers back and forth.

Parking a trailer in the forest for this purpose violates Forest Service regulations. If trailers are left unattended for more than 72 hours, the Forest Service considers them abandoned property and may remove them from the forest. Violators can also be cited for this action. Enforcing these regulations protects the property and allows recreational users equal access to national forests.

This regulation applies to all national forests in northern Arizona, including the Coconino, Kaibab and Prescott forests.

For more information, contact the Coconino National Forest at (928) 527-3600.


Pat Randall 3 years, 2 months ago

Where in the FS regulation book does it say a trailer may not be parked more than 72 hours?Or is this some gung ho rangers idea? If it is a FS regulation it should apply to all forest service land and be in the regulation book, not a pick and choose by some ranger.

I don't hunt or camp so it does not apply to me but there are thousands of hunters and campers it will affect.


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