With north Iowa forecast set to receive four to 10 inches of snow Friday, snowmobile activity is likely to increase across the area this weekend.
Jacob Fulk, Iowa DNR Conservation Officer for Floyd and Mitchell counties, reminds snowmobilers to have their proper documentation.
Fulk says snowmobilers should also be respectful of riding on designated trails.
Fulk also cautions snowmobile and ATV/UTV operators headed out on frozen waterways that ice thickness should be at least five inches thick.
**The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is encouraging ice anglers and snowmobilers to use caution when going out on the ice after a snowmobile and an ATV broke through the ice on West Okoboji Lake and East Okoboji Lake Thursday night. The individuals were rescued by nearby anglers, and then were treated and released from the local hospital.