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Old 09-16-2014, 05:21 PM   #1
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riding during hunting season

I was planning a ride around Marys peak area and was wondering about riding on logging roads and such during this time.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:11 PM   #2
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My advice as a hunter and rider... no one's going to shoot at you intentionally, or even accidentally... but you won't be making friends for yourself or the sport of motorcycling. If you stay on the main roads you'll be okay... if you're up on overgrown two-track or single-track you're probably ruining someone's hunting experience.

The deer and elk season combined aren't very long in this state. Ride in the middle of the day to give hunters a break, between 10 am and 3 pm.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:40 PM   #3
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I typically remove the antlers from my helmet and switch out of my brown Aerostich this time of year.

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Old 09-16-2014, 08:04 PM   #4
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:54 PM   #5
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As an avid hunter, and motorcycle rider...here are my thoughts.

Between bear, deer, elk, cougar, and whatever other big or small game there is always at least one open season from Aug 1 through Mar 31st. Thats a lot of time to "avoid the woods so I don't bother the hunters."

If I choose to hunt public land, I have to realize that is is PUBLIC LAND and it is open to all other types of recreation as well.
Therefore, I know to avoid the hot-spots for hikers, motorcycles, 4x4's, berry pickers, etc. The harder I work to get away from people, the better the hunting experience.

I ride during hunting seasons all the time.
I don't go out of my way to spoil anyone's day, but I don't let an open hunting season ruin my weekend plans either. Your bike is no more nuisance to game than the 4wheelers and trucks the "road hunters" use.
If they want to get away from the traffic they should hoof it over the ridge, or stick to private lands or non-motorized use areas.

I've never been hassled by a gang of dual sporters while out hunting.
I've never been shot at or verbally assaulted by a hunter who thought I was ruining his hunt--and I've run across more than a few hunters while out riding...
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:57 PM   #6
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Both a hunter and rider here as well. If your hunting where riders are riding, you are a road hunter and should get the hell outta your truck and work for it a bit. SuperD! and I, both hunters, busted a group of 6 bow hunters last summer up in Nestucca. I don't think there were even out of the OHV area. Gave us the nasty eye and kinda felt bad for busting their setup, but c'mon, if you can hear dirt bikes riding all around you, it's not an ideal place to hunt.

Riders can help by avoiding "off roading" during hunting season, which they should anyways (I.e. Cross country/no trail). The bigger issue is the additional traffic on the remote roads. It's not a time of year for sporty riding on gravel twisty roads without leaving yourself an out on blind curves. Hunting "seasons" are on now and pretty much last til end of the year...just not everywhere. I drew an Elk Tag in Ukiah this year...in november, I'm guessing I won't run into many Dual Sporters up there

The forests are plenty big enough for both groups. Speaking of which, I'm missing the AVR this year for my Deer tag in Silver Lake....Hmmm, maybe I should bring the KTM...
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Old 09-17-2014, 02:15 AM   #7
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I ride,,and hunt,,

I ride downtown to Bright Oaks Meats,,

and I hunt thru the vast selection of edible flesh available.
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:25 AM   #8
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As an avid hunter, and motorcycle rider...here are my thoughts.

Between bear, deer, elk, cougar, and whatever other big or small game there is always at least one open season from Aug 1 through Mar 31st. Thats a lot of time to "avoid the woods so I don't bother the hunters."

If I choose to hunt public land, I have to realize that is is PUBLIC LAND and it is open to all other types of recreation as well.
Therefore, I know to avoid the hot-spots for hikers, motorcycles, 4x4's, berry pickers, etc. The harder I work to get away from people, the better the hunting experience.

I ride during hunting seasons all the time.
I don't go out of my way to spoil anyone's day, but I don't let an open hunting season ruin my weekend plans either. Your bike is no more nuisance to game than the 4wheelers and trucks the "road hunters" use.
If they want to get away from the traffic they should hoof it over the ridge, or stick to private lands or non-motorized use areas.

I've never been hassled by a gang of dual sporters while out hunting.
I've never been shot at or verbally assaulted by a hunter who thought I was ruining his hunt--and I've run across more than a few hunters while out riding...
Well said.
I did get some 'tude from a bear hunter once above Finney Creek. I was on the KLR on a FS road about 1:00 pm on a sunny afternoon. I'm sitting there enjoying the sights of Mt Baker when face painted Rambo comes up over the road edge and mutters something about noise. I told him maybe he'd be more successful if moved off the shoulder a little more.
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Old 09-17-2014, 02:37 PM   #9
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Watch out for front bumpers of trucks. Right AJ?
Yeah, um...
being shot by hunters is not really much of a safety issue.
The odds are with me on that, IMO.

Getting runned down by a starry-eyed road hunter in a Dodge P/U?
Bad, bad, odds are more "in" our favor. DAMHIK.


BTW, I missed the front bumper
It was the old-man-style Alu running boards that really hurt
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Old 09-17-2014, 02:50 PM   #10
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Yes, I'll keep on riding during hunting season.
Yes, I'll pay more attention this year.
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:41 PM   #11
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Only had one problem a few years back while riding with my wife.
We were a couple miles from a well known resort in the area and we were making our way up a designated OHV road and a hunter steps into the middle of the road and is obviously not happy with us. We exchange words for a bit and he tells us to just go.
Well my wife was pretty green on bikes at that time and she accidentally pops the clutch the wheel comes up and hits the hunter and knocks him down!
He's rolling around in pain and she's on the ground, I jump off my bike to help and here comes his buddy out of the trees yelling "I seen the whole thing" and wants to fight,I tell him I'm not going to fight because they have guns and his buddy and my wife may have injuries.
He drops his gun and starts heading for me and his buddy on the ground yells at him and tells him to stop, it was an accident.
We get everybody up and the hunter is complaining about his knee and actually apologizes.
We go on our way and are loading up when we hear a vehicle coming!
It is the hunter with the bad knee and he gets out of his truck and starts apologizing again, we couldn't get rid of him, he was worried that he had ruined my wife on riding.
Turns out he didn't and she was named the "Deer Hunter Hunter" for some time.

So no we don't ride much during season.
It's too hard to get tags!
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:56 PM   #12
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please don't hunt during riding season
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:35 PM   #13
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Riding is seasonal?
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:21 PM   #15
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Riding is seasonal?
No, but some of the best riding conditions are in the next couple of months!
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