If you have a snowmobile, and not an ATV, then there are two questions that still apply - I don't have an ATV, but would use it on the ice if I did (if you use your snowmobile on the ice, then this would be a likely answer). I don't have an ATV, but wouldn't put it on the ice if I did (if you have a snowmobile, but don't use it on the ice, then this would be a likely answer).
O.K so I'm the dumb @$$. I did take the poll, and yes if I did have an atv I would take it out on safe ice. For those who did not already know, co's (dnr) take there snowmobiles on the ice. But, I've heard that they take excavators on the ice to. Ha Ha:lol:
The ice really does not have to be much thicker to hold a man than it does an ATV. It is weight per square inch that will put you through. An ATV has 4 feet instead of 2 and most tires are set at a low PSI so each of their 4 feet are twice as big as yours, helping to spread the weight out. I have been ice fishing for about 20 years and have got wet 2 times during that period, both while on foot and never on a quad. I am not sure I would buy one striclty for ice fishing because of the recent short seasons we have been having and the cost involved, But once you have one you may be surprised at the many uses you will find for it.
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