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ATV's for Hunting?

Have you guys seen that new ATP from Polaris? Do yourself a favor and check it out, polarisindustries.com. The best part of it is all the storage for my gear and the fact that I won't have to drag my deer all the way back to the truck.

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Have you heard of the oldest type of all terrain vehicle? It's called the human body. It can go where machines can't and leaves minimal traces and little impact. It won't offend game or other hunters and doesn't cost a lot to operate. As an added feature you can add a one wheeled game carrier to avoid having to drag deer on the ground.

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I don't know...seems like most of the deer are offended by my presence. And over the past few months there's been a couple hunters I've offended on this forum as well.

Lou47, welcome to the forum. After several months as an active participant on this thing, I can tell you that ATVs, baiting, animal rights, and rich hunters will all generate lively discussion.

Polaris is nice, but I'm partial to Honda. I was riding with family when I dumped a Fourtrax 300 on some mine works in Idaho a couple years ago. After rolling over me, it somersaulted its way about 25 yards down a nearly vertical rocky ravine, which made a really bad noise. Yet when I crawled my way down to it and turned it over, it fired right up and, after a lengthy extraction process to get it out of the ravine, rode it several miles back to the truck.

I don't know if that's standard for the industry or not, but that's the most rugged mechanical object I've ever seen -- and if I'd been the one to go down that ravine I wouldn't have fared as well.

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On 2003-03-10 08:10, lou47 wrote:
Have you guys seen that new ATP from Polaris? Do yourself a favor and check it out, polarisindustries.com. The best part of it is all the storage for my gear and the fact that I won't have to drag my deer all the way back to the truck.

I went to look at one today they didn't have any at the dealer yet. Looks in the picture that it could come in handy for lots of things around the camp.

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Keeptisimple is anti ATV, I use a ATV, it adds to the area I can hunt and is allowed where I hunt. I like them.

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I've used the 6x6 Polaris Ranger at my golf course and it is one hell of a machine. As for damaging land, we use ours on the course with no damage at all if drove sensibly.

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I've not seen the Polaris ATP in person yet but I will soon. I own a Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O. and use it for alot of things. I don't hunt from my ATV but I do use it to get me there and get me and my game home. If you use an ATV, and use it responsibly, you can get in and out of the back country with very little impact on the environment.

"Keepitsimple" must have had a bad experience with some idiot on a ATV!

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You hit the nail on the head PS350XLT. I haven't seen Keepitsimple around for awhile, but he mentioned the idiot in this thread:

http://www.biggamehunt.net/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=278&forum=34&21

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If you dont like horses dont hunt with horses if you dont like ATV's hunt where they cant go. I own a horse and even with extensive training he wouldnt be ready for a hunt. So pick what you want to use and use it. If you dont like ATV's go wher ethere are no ATV's alowed. Plain and simple. If a 17 year old kid can figure it out im sure you guys can. Your not all brain dead im sure

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At the risk of stirring up a hornet's nest, I'll bite on the "anti-horse" concept.

People talk about ATV damage to wilderness areas, but I've seen horses do worse. There's more weight per square inch on a horse's hoof than an ATV tire. This is worse when you consider that a horse puts that weight into a steel shoe instead of an ATVs rubber. As a result, horses pack down a trail a lot harder if it's dry, and tear things up a lot more if the ground's soft. Horse trails also tend to have a smell to them, and there's a reason they call them horse flies. And have you ever noticed volunteer oats, alfalfa, clover, etc, growing up near horse trails?

The bunny huggers can complain about my ATV riding all they want, but I've never had an ATV leave deep marks in the ground, never left a steaming pile in the trail for somebody to step around, never introduced non-native plant species, never eaten the flora near trails and camp areas, etc. If people are going to argue ATVs vs horses, they need to level the playing field and agree that horses adversely impact the environment as well.

My apologies to horsemen like BGHunter. My intent is not to offend or argue ATVs=good, horses=bad. Both have their merits. The point I'm going for is that if horses were mechanical, the environmentalists would be screaming bloody murder if they were used in the backcountry. So is the real core behind ATV opposition based on environmentalism or Luddism?

http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~mryder/itc_data/luddite.html

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The real core behind the ATV is,that we "HUNT" for the thrill of hunting, stalking and persuing wild game.Therefore it is a far cry from riding a real noisemaker in the serene wilderness disturbing wildlife.Have you guys ever thought what may be next?Let's band together and keep our secret hunting grounds pristine just as our forefathers left it to us.

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