I was a member of a hunting club that owned and leased almost 3,000 acres here in the Catskills mountains. The property was loaded with old wood roads, stage coach paths and even a very old highway that ran through it 70 years ago. All was fine for a few years until all the members who had kids and friends all decided it was a moto sport haven. During the hunting season we limited the use to hunting only and ATVs going to and from various sections but in non hunting seasons members could ride and bring friends. It became a zoo. The trails were torn up and lots of new trails were made by riders exploring plus the wet spots got torn up bad and impassable from so many playing in them. Then one invited guest got hurt pretty bad and decided to file a law suit. That ended all the non hunting riding on the property and we had to gate it off so no non members could go on it.
I don't think that ATVs or MCs do that much damage when driven responsibly taking care to not trash the trails. That gets out of hand real quick from the constant and irresponsible pounding from recreational riding. Mud pits might be fun for the ATV riders but not so much for the hunters paying the bills who want to get in and out along the trails that were there for many, many years with no real damage. We hated being spoil sports but the trails got trashed pretty bad and it simply had to stop.