Anyone use the bike to hunt?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by wyobohunter, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. wyobohunter

    wyobohunter Been here awhile

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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?
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  2. manic mechanic

    manic mechanic Been here awhile

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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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  3. wyobohunter

    wyobohunter Been here awhile

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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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  4. FloorPoor

    FloorPoor Been here awhile

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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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  5. TxRoadDog

    TxRoadDog Shut up and ride

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    If I had a Ural I would.
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  6. Rango

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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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    Good hunting.:pynd
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  7. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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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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  8. Kommando

    Kommando Long timer

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    Try a moto-mule trailer behind the bike.
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  9. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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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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  10. killianm

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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.:eek1
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    trailrider383 867-5309

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  12. Icecold Dan

    Icecold Dan Been here awhile

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    Two trips on foot? Alone? :huh 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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  13. wyobohunter

    wyobohunter Been here awhile

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    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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  14. Icecold Dan

    Icecold Dan Been here awhile

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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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    wyobohunter Been here awhile

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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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  16. Hawk62cj5

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    Ive thought about varmint hunting off of mine , but deer would be a bit more challenging . You could sled it out of the woods with the bike and field dress it . Avg white tail you might be able to haul all the meat home on it but you would have to have alot of storage space.
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  17. 1911fan

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    Tenderloins and backstraps on the way out from the kill, and a front & rear quarter on each meat packing trip. So, technically three trips I guess. Wasn't counting heading back to the camp to drop off excess gear as a trip.
    We've got Rocky Mountain elk, smaller than Roosevelts by a long ways. Plus, haven't had to pack out a rack yet. Don't get me started on this state's game laws.


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  18. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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    I've done a bit of motorcycle fishing, on occasion. I caught a Pisces once. She was a vegetarian, and tasted real nice, but I had to throw her back. Too much baggage.... :huh
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  19. Kommando

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    Nope. That's just jarhead.
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