The Boundary County Sheriff’s Office will once again offer an Off-Highway Vehicle training course for youth. Idaho State law requires any unlicensed rider to complete an Idaho Parks and Recreation OHV safety course to legally ride on Forest Service roads.

The Sheriff’s Office has several deputies who are trained instructors to be able to offer this course locally. The course, which covers riders on ATVs, UTVs or motorbikes, is tentatively scheduled for May 14 and lasts approximately four hours.

Be prepared and educate yourself before hitting the trail. Your safety, and the safety of those you choose to recreate with is paramount.

For that reason, the sheriff’s office is offering an off highway vehicle course free for youth which includes ATV, UTV and motorbike rider safety, rules of the road and ethical use.

Completion of the course will provide the young riders with the Idaho Parks and Recreation certificate allowing them to ride on any National Forest roads.

Riders must provide their own machine and appropriate safety gear for the course, a minimum of helmet, protective footwear, gloves and eye protection.

If you have an interest in taking this training, contact Amanda at the Sheriff’s Office, (208) 267-3151 extension 217, or email

She will add you to a list to be contacted once the date for the class is confirmed.