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Old 09-14-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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Anyone use the bike to hunt?

I think I could haul my pack frame and rifle/bow in strapped to my boxes/frame. Put my camp gear in my side boxes and haul out a quartered deer strapped to the pack frame - sitting on the passenger seat. Anyone else do this? It wouldn't be as much weight as a passenger but it'd take some creative strapping and maybe a lite extra rope. I'm pretty sure an elk would be out of the question but why not a deer?

Anyone.... Bueller?
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:33 PM   #2
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Yes, but not in the way that you mean. So far I've killed three deer and a car with motorcycles, totaled the bikes.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:01 PM   #3
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You should always carry a knife. At least you could have recovered the back straps from the deer. Cars, I don't know what parts are tasty and easy to get off quicklike.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:19 PM   #4
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I use mine to scout new areas. But take my pickup for the hunting trips. I have thought about mounting a hard rifle case to one side rack for day trips. I could haul a deer home on the KLR, but an elk would require more than one trip.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:20 PM   #5
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:29 PM   #6
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I carry the bow and the gear to go with it, across the back. No hassle.
For loading I figure weight carrying capacity of motorcycle is the limit. Although the sensitivities of city folk may interfere, as usual.

Bowhunting is illegal here, so loading is not an issue for us.
A hunting parcours with 3D models is laid out in a natural setting. Rules are made to make it as realistic as possible, such as finding the target, shooting from difficult positions, penalties for hits in a non lethal spot, etc.



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Old 09-14-2013, 07:33 PM   #7
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A Ruger Super Redhawk in an Uncle Mike's bandoleer for the big stuff (bears) and a suppressed .22 in the tankbag for grouse. I did have a Kolpin mounted to the 990 for a while for the .338, too, but haven't figured it out for the Dakar yet. I have a CCW so handguns are both loaded. Legal in this state.
Nimrod makes a great pack, bit big to be called a fanny pack, but that's where it rides. Knife, bone saw, meat bags, etc. ride in it, though I sometimes take the harness off and strap the bag to the bike.
http://www.nimrodpacks.com/hunting-gear.html


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Old 09-14-2013, 07:34 PM   #8
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I think I could haul my pack frame and rifle/bow in strapped to my boxes/frame. Put my camp gear in my side boxes and haul out a quartered deer strapped to the pack frame - sitting on the passenger seat. Anyone else do this? It wouldn't be as much weight as a passenger but it'd take some creative strapping and maybe a lite extra rope. I'm pretty sure an elk would be out of the question but why not a deer?

Anyone.... Bueller?
Try a moto-mule trailer behind the bike.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:52 PM   #9
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Hell, it takes me two trips to get an elk out on foot.... figure the same on the moto. I'm also blessed with an understanding wife, who, if I called and said "Honey, bring the truck!" would also bring beer. But I carry lots of straps and plan on strapping quarters across the back (elk) or on the pillion/rack area (deer, they're littler.)
Plus, the Nimrod has a hidden internal frame meat bag in it, that I've packed two elk quarters in before. Probably hold most of a boned out deer.


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Old 09-14-2013, 07:59 PM   #10
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I've only done ground hogs in the summer. It looks funny riding on the road with a "sniper" rifle slung across my back! Keeps the neighbors in check.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:16 PM   #11
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Check this thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=283412
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:36 AM   #12
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Hell, it takes me two trips to get an elk out on foot....


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Two trips on foot? Alone? Those Washington elk sure must be tiny. It took 2 pack horses to get my quartered and caped Colorado elk down below treeline.


I ride my DR to my stand every time I hunt, and park it right under the tree. The guys I hunt with say the deer will smell it and not come near me. All I can tell you is that I fill the freezer every year. Those same guys spend thousands on the latest gear and clothes. As for me, jeans and a flannel have worked just fine.
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:21 AM   #13
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Anyone use the bike to hunt?

I'm pretty sure the Roosevelt elk are bigger bodied on average than a Rocky Mtn elk. Still, I've packed a cow Rocky Mtn elk out in two trips under less than ideal conditions so I know it can be done. It couldn't be done by me now (I was fresh out of the Marine Corps then).
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:24 AM   #14
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How is it done? With a sled sort of device that you drag behind you? That's hardcore!
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:38 AM   #15
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Nope... Front quarter, back quarter, one blackstrap and one tenderloin strapped to a frame. Each load was over 200 lbs. Up and down Wyoming mountains... Through calf deep snow for nearly 5 miles. It sucked and I couldn't have done it if the distance were much farther. I'm guessing your pack horse trip was farther in than 5 miles.
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