Hunting forum: What kind of ride do you use?

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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 21, 2010 9:28 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
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I thought it would be neat to have a place to talk about the transportation we use to get to our hunting places. Show us what you use!


We both drive Arctic Cats. Mine is a 300, our first 4 wheeler. It's standard transmission and will go anywhere I want to go. I like that it's easy to drive and skinny enough to get through most"pairs of trees". Hubby drives a 650H1. It's automatic and there's enough clearance on it to ride over just about anything out there. His is a bit wider in the hips but he can get through most areas with no problems.

We love having them to get around in the woods. The land we hunt on is owned by the timber company. For the most part, the stumps they've left behind have been no problem. I've been high sided only a couple of times with taller stumps that were covered by tall grass.

I've got Swamp Lite tires on mine and they are awesome for playing in the mud also. Hubby has Outlaw tires. While he could probably climb up a tree, the ride on the dirt roads is a bit on the bouncy side. I've not seen him stuck yet though. Someone else was driving it and they got it stuck and we had to winch it out.

Janet

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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 21, 2010 9:31 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
And here's mine.

Well I see this is an older photo because the tires aren't the ones that are on it now.

This is a 2001 model with very few hours on it. We bought it a few years ago and I've put more miles on it than it had then. We've had to recover the seat and do minor maintenance on it. I love this little machine!

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Imagetmar
Feb 21, 2010 12:24 PM CST
Name: Tom Marschall
Fredericksburg Tx
Maker of fine custom furniture
I usually use my chevy to get to the pasture, then my "New Balance" tennis shoes to get to the blind. On really cold days I will wear boots. Sticking tongue out
ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 21, 2010 12:30 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Ha ha.
ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 21, 2010 1:11 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
I am not taking my new truck out there to the place we hunt. As it is, I park out in the "back forty" wherever I go to try and keep it purdy!

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ImageMidnitedog
Feb 23, 2010 2:43 PM CST
Name: B Kisner
Bradford county Pa.
I'm with tmar, I'm a hiker although tennis shoes don't work so well in most of the terrain I hunt, Goretex & 1000 gram Thinsulate are a must :thumbsup:
Any day my feet hit the floor is a good day
ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 23, 2010 5:21 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Well perhaps I should also mention that we use those "workhorses" to carry blind parts out there to re-assemble. We usually park them out on the road and hike our way into the spot where the blind is. Wouldn't want y'all to think we were lilylivered! HAHAHA
ImageHurdler
Mar 2, 2010 7:44 AM CST
Name: Rick
SETexas
boots are good. i hunted public land for years and loved to just walk the woods.times change and wheelers fit the bill now. i ate lilylivered one time ,it was good.
Rick
ImageUniQueTreasures
Mar 2, 2010 8:46 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Welcome Rick!

Y'all, I'd like you to meet my husband Rick. Y'all have heard me talk about him plenty enough. I'm glad he's finally decided to join in on the conversations. Hopefully we'll be seeing more of him, though I know he's mostly a "lurker". In our family, I'm the one that has the "gift of gab".

Janet

ps This video is pretty typical of the fun we have out at the lease. Boys will be boys

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rucky
Mar 13, 2010 6:16 AM CST
Name: Ron Case
Huffman, Texas
This is a picture of my Kawasaki 360 with a good day bad day situation I shot a doe on the last day of doe season I looked away and when I looked back up it was standing in the same place again. I had some trouble missing that year so I thought I missed. Well you guessed it two does. Good thing it was a 4 deer county.

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Imagetmar
Mar 13, 2010 6:20 AM CST
Name: Tom Marschall
Fredericksburg Tx
Maker of fine custom furniture
Rucky.... dont you just love it when a plan all comes together. They look like some nice sized does. Welcome aboard.... and have fun!
rucky
Mar 13, 2010 6:31 AM CST
Name: Ron Case
Huffman, Texas
I used this Samurai last year to get to the stand because it was straight up a huge hill and I'm getting older and the cold bothers me more now than it did so I cheat and stay warm.

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rucky
Mar 13, 2010 6:34 AM CST
Name: Ron Case
Huffman, Texas
Thank Tmar I wish I would have had that problem last year I only got one doe. It'll be a better year this year your finally getting the rain you so well deserve.
ImageUniQueTreasures
Mar 13, 2010 7:07 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Cool deal on the double does! Those look good enough to eat! HAHAHAHA We only had the one doe this past year too. Circumstances beyond our control made for a short season for us this year.

We like comfort as well and really enjoy having the 4 wheelers to get where we are going. You've got some pretty rough terrain out there, so I can sure see the need for a 4 X 4. Having something to haul your deer back is a waybigo bonus! Big Grin

A few years ago we only had my 4 wheeler, the Arctic Cat 300. We were hunting up at a lease in Warren. Robbin (my brother in law) shot a doe and that little 300 carried all three of us AND the doe back to camp. All together about 650 pounds. I was mighty proud of our little ride that day.

We've talked about getting a side by side. Many of the guys out at the lease have them and they sure look like fun. I'd feel much better about carrying the grand kids around out there in something like that. Having 2 older daughters and now 4 grandkids.... well.... Our 4 wheelers limit how many of us can ride comfortably. They all love to "play in the mud" in the off season.
rucky
Mar 13, 2010 5:18 PM CST
Name: Ron Case
Huffman, Texas
I thought about the side by side also but they are mui expensive I found them anywhere from 5900 for a chinese one to 10,000 to 13,000 for a big one I picked up yjat little Samurai for 2500. I was looking at those little japanese trucks but again way more money and I have a bum knee I couldn't get in and out of them. So between the kaw and the Sam I get around. In fact I just used the Samurai to pull my lawnmower out of a mud hole. I was a little crazy and went where I shouldn't have and planted it up to the Axels. ... I'll be Crappie fishing next week if anyone is intrested in going fishing. Smiling
ImageUniQueTreasures
Mar 13, 2010 5:35 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
The expense of them is the very reason we DON'T have one yet. They sure are cute and look like a lot of fun though. I could probably even get my Mom out in the woods with one of those. I wanted to take her out at Christmas when she was here, but just couldn't see her riding behind me on my 4 wheeler. Whistling Hilarious!

Hubby has a winch on his and it's come in handy a time or three pulling several of the 4 wheelers out of places they shouldn't have gone. I don't dare go into deep water without him being close by. Me and snakes don't get along and they may hide, but I KNOW they are in there!
rucky
Mar 14, 2010 4:32 AM CST
Name: Ron Case
Huffman, Texas
I hear ya on the snakes I don't like them at all. I was out jigging the shore yesterday and allmost stepped on a water moccasin about 5 foot long. He scared the beadles out of me. I grabbed my snake charmer .410 and shot three times and missed all three times. My wife was having a good laugh at my expense so I told her it scared me so I scared it back. The are waking up from their winter sleep so they don't see too good. I have had to slap the water with a paddle to chase them away from the boat. They aren't so bad but its time to watch out for copperheads those are really bad and can put a deffinate hurt on ya.
Yamaha makes a S by S thats a 450 and it not quite as expensive as the big ones a guy I know has one and he's happy with it.
ImageUniQueTreasures
Mar 14, 2010 7:44 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
WOW That had to give you a big scare! I do believe I'd have been ready to go home after seeing a 5 footer!

Having grand kids around here, I really worry about snakes. Especially with the drainage ditch behind our back yard. Grace and Tink are pretty good about finding them though. You are so right about this being the time they are waking up. I'm spending more time outdoors whacking at dead stuff and getting the yard back in shape. This is usually the time I find them. Thank you for the reminder that I need to wear gloves. What? you don't remember reminding me? HAHAHA You mentioned snake! or was that me??

The 450 sounds good. I wonder if hubby has considered those. Though we really don't need to be spending money on more "toys". Whistling

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