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Location: PT,WA
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Hunting with an ATV?

I ACTUALLY JUST PURCHESED A ENDORO "ON ROAD OFF ROAD MOTOR BIKE" I CONTACTED WSFW AND THEY TOLD ME AS LONG AS IT IS STREET LEGUAL I CAN RIDE IT THROUGH ANY UNLOCKED GATE. AND THAT IS WHAT I PLAN ON DOING.I AM GOING TO LOCK IT UP WHEN I WALK AWAY FROM IT. I AM USING THE BIKE TO SAVE GAS AND BEABLE TO TAKE IT ON SOME ROADS THAT ARE WAY TO RUF FOR A TRUCK. WELL GOOD LUCK THIS SEASON.
BIG BUCKER

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Location: Eatonville, Wa
Joined: 08/26/2007
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Hunting with an ATV?

If the gates open and you can drive through it why not, I just dont know why a lot of guys use motorcycles and atvs to hunt with they seem to be about 10x louder, your always cold, if its raining your wet, if you shoot something now you have to load your prize up on an atv(im sure its no problem on a qaud but motorcycle,have fun with that), and then load both into the truck that you drove up. Seems like more of pain in the butt than anything else.

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Location: YAKIMA WA
Joined: 10/17/2007
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Hunting with an ATV?

I have yet to see any value brought to the Sport of hunting buy untilizing an ATV. Does anyone have any pluses to using an ATV they want to contribute?

Location: Western, WA
Joined: 10/01/2007
Posts: 69
Hunting with an ATV?

1. if you hunt private property you dont tear it up as much and can get a lot more places than a truck.
2. if you make a proper sled (easy) you can haul you game VERY easy.
3.My motorcycle is very very very quite.
4.you dont have to worry about someone taggin along with you eye roll
and i can keep going if you would like

Location: Western, WA
Joined: 10/01/2007
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Hunting with an ATV?

also if you have desent camo weather proof -water proof then wind and rain is no big deal

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Location: Eatonville, Wa
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Hunting with an ATV?

yes, for private land i can see the pluses, but on public land/timber land I cant justify the cost for the use of it.

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Location: Cenral Washington
Joined: 07/03/2006
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Hunting with an ATV?

I posted this on the road hunting thread but it applies here as well

Well fellas as on of the older hunters here , I'm going to add my 2 cents worth . I have hunted in wilderness areas where we horse packed camps in for 14 or 15 days at a time. And hunted from horses
alot even had people try to tell me this was wrong .
BS! Now I have to use my ATV and my pickup instead of alot of walking . But only to get to an advantage point to look over canyons and hillsides . My Atv is really quiet and does not tear up the roads like a full sized 4X4 . I can hike a mile or two and I do , but thats it for a couple of days . So I guess you would say I road hunt. NOT by choice . If I get to far away from my rig I would be in real trouble and someone would be packing me out . This I know .
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Location: Western WA
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ATV's for hunting

I've got nothing against them where they are legal. I am 67 w/a worn-out back & one metal knee. I do use a modified mtn bike that allows me to ride w/o too much back strain. I would like an ATV myself but I usually hunt public land where they aren't allowed. If I had permission to hunt a big ranch somewhere, they would be ideal. I get more than frustrated when the locked gate to DNR land says "no motor vehicles", "walking, horseback riding, & bicycles allowed". The quad hunters pry the boulders on each side of the gate to get in anyway. It takes me close to 2 hrs to quietly hike up the mtn to where a faint path takes off thru an old clear cut. Last season my son in law & I got there just before sundown to find two hunters seated on their quads. They wouldn't dismount & go down the trail but sat there w/their guns & binos. They saw us but would'nt budge til it was after hunting hours. Also, I get buzzed by kids going down the road w/a rifle across the handlebars at 45-50 mph. Mighty Hunters. I see some disabled hunters on them which is legal & they act like hunters. Guess I'm a little pissed.

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Location: Antelope, Ore
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Hunting with an ATV?

Welcome to BGH sideswipe. Glad to have you here, your older than me! Big smile

I'll be hunting with an ATV this year. left knee needs replaced, right knee working on it. Pelvis is a steel plate and back trouble to boot. Will wald all I can, which is more than you might think but getting in and out with a day hunting, I can't do anymore. My ATV, just got it, is 2 WD so I'm not getting crazy about where I go with it. Friend of mine was explaining about the rush of getting into some places, that's a rush that doesn't intrest me anymore. I'd just like to get in and out!

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Location: Oregon, USA
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Hunting with an ATV?

ATV are nice and all, but like others have said, cold and muddy, not me idea of fun.
Has anybody had any dealings with these little import trucks? http://www.4x4minitruckimports.com/ They have a bigger paidload, enclosed AND HEATED cab, and run roughly half the cost. No they are not "street legal", but then neither are the ATV's.

...is what Im saving me pennies for.

Don, get yourself one of them little atv winches and I would think you would be set. Better hide the keys, I can see Boddie sneaking out at night for a midnight run....lol

WiskeyJaR

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