My typical M.O. is to access favorite spots via a gated logging road and start walking in about 1 - 1 1/2 hours before shooting hours. It's generally easy walking but when I have gotten an elk, the round trips have been a bit tough. Using my mountain bike with a headlamp has come to mind, primarily as a means to get back further before daylight. Getting a game cart has also crossed my mind.
Then I came across a few posts elsewhere by turkey hunters and bowhunters who use mountain bikes. Found a few mentions of this BOB IBEX trailer and read the reviews by people who use it to trek cross country. Built (sort of) for off-road use. 70 lb capacity. Hmmm.
It's more $ than a game cart ... but attached to a bike. Hmmm.
Anyone else considered or tried using a mountain bike... with or without a trailer? I'm thinking I could easily extend my range from the truck by another 2 - 3 miles.