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Location: Seattle, Washington
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Hunting with an ATV?

So, my buddy just bought a new four-wheeler and wants to use it hunting this fall. Where can he do that? What kind of ground would an ATV be appropriate to gain entry?

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Location: Eatonville, Wa
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Hunting with an ATV?

all the same places you are allowed to drive a truck, most places that are off limits to trucks are off limits to atvs, that being said youd probably be best heading east out of the big timber and clear cuts

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Location: Cenral Washington
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Hunting with an ATV?

Can Not ride ATV s on forest service roads in National Forests !!!!!!!!! Can ride on 4X4 only roads . Can Only ride on GreenDot Roads in DNR and Stae Game Dept Ground . No Off Roading at ALL. Also you have to wear a Helmit at all times .And no riding double . My wife and I both ride ATV s but not for hunting . You get off and walk away and your ATV will be gone.
rockslide

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Location: Olympia, WA
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Hunting with an ATV?

A few guys ride the atv's around us when we muley hunt near entiat GMU. They are usually freezing their buts off, and covered with dust. No thanks, I will take a windshield and side windows when I drive to a drop off point. Besides, is it me, or does everyone else think those things are louder than most other hunting rigs on the gravel?

ATV's, I do not see the advantage. High cost, cold, dusty or wet, limited storage capacity. I can purr around the area in my Brono II, nice and quiet, duck into my rig when the winds pick up over twenty, set a coffee in the cup holder, toss an extra rain jacket on the back seat, slide a shotgun in for the occasional grouse, place that grouse in a small cooler on the back floor of my rig, pick up my buddy who has hiked three miles from camp, set my spotting scope on my window or hood, eat lunch on the hood of the rig, spend the night in it if I break down and use the small sleeping bag I keep inside, all for a couple of thousand bucks in my rig.

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Location: Eatonville, Wa
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Youve got my vote on that as well, the old 350 is a lot warmer and drier than any quad ive ever been on

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Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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Hunting with an ATV?
rockslide wrote:
No Off Roading at ALL. Also you have to wear a Helmit at all times .And no riding double . My wife and I both ride ATV s but not for hunting . You get off and walk away and your ATV will be gone.
rockslide

That's unfortunate. WA doesn't have ANY designated ATV trails? I sense over-regulation in WA, do you fellas have to wear blaze orange in the field too? Brick Wall,)

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Location: Olympia, WA
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Hunting with an ATV?

Yes, we live in an incredibly liberal over regulated state. Blaze orange 400 square inches above the waist is a requirement for our modern rifle seasons, which have been cut down to 9 days for muledeer, 10 days for elk.

There are afew areas within the state that allow ATV's to hunt from. Stay where you are! Do not move here!!!!!

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Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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Hunting with an ATV?
Iceman wrote:
Blaze orange 400 square inches above the waist is a requirement for our modern rifle seasons, which have been cut down to 9 days for muledeer, 10 days for elk.
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That's brutal. Are there a lot of hunters in the field during deer and elk openers? I know up here there's really only one place "near" Anchorage to hunt caribou (413 miles northeast) and it is open until their quota of 300 caribou are killed. Last year the season opened for nine days, this year it was four.

What do you guys hunt in the spring?

Slackjaw

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Location: Olympia, WA
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Spring hunt is for Turkey.

Yes, modern rifle hunts can be crowded, depending on how far back away from roads you get...it gets better...

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Location: Cenral Washington
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Iceman wrote:
Spring hunt is for Turkey.

Yes, modern rifle hunts can be crowded, depending on how far back away from roads you get...it gets better...[/quote

Most areas that have roads are looking like someone planted Giant Pumpkins .
You have to get way away from the roads .
rockslide

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Location: Olympia, WA
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Hey, I resemble that remark! neener!

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