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    Vehicle (pickup) rental

    Hi all, New to the forum. Was out in Montana last spring and fell in love with the west. Planning my first hunt for Wyoming Antelope. My question is, is it possible to rent a pickup truck to use for hunting, and has anyone on here ever done it?

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    I have done this before. Just plan on cleaning it and I would suggest getting the extra insurance on it in case you scratch it up or you never know what else could happen.

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    Welcome to the forum too.

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    Ya did a hunt in Utah 3 years ago drove up in my RV and pulled a trailer for the ATV we rented a truck from( U Haul) and pulled our trailer with it worked out good. It was funny heads turned every where we went with all the cool graphics on the truck lets say it was not vary stealthy but it did the job
    Trying like hell to live the dream,Nomad

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    I had to use a rental last year, my jeep was in an accident. The problem you run into when renting a truck is most will not have a hitch, they have highway tires on them and they are geared for highway driving for better mileage. With the tires I had on mine. I wouldn't venture off the main forest service road.

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    This is a big problem for those of us who don't live out west but want to hunt there. First of all, you can't rent a true 4WD vehicle. Renting an all-wheel drive vehicle is expensive, not trustworthy off-road, and you'll be scared to death about scratching it off-road or dinging it on gravel roads.

    I wish there was a way to rent people's old 4WD pickups or SUVs for a week or two during the season.

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    Hoshour, that was my thought exactly. But could there be a way? I know someone in La Barge. Maybe We can take the alternate route through Wyo and by then I will have figured something out and can grab the pickup. Just hunting antelope so not towing anything. My uncle refuses to sleep in a tent cuz he's 65 and "too old for that shit". it'll be cheap motels for us. I don't see any advantage considering it'll be mid September.

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    We flew into Bozeman last year, drove to Idaho and was setting up camp by 1:30. Got a new Dodge, 4 door 4x4 pick up. It was a true 4x4 truck and was in good condition. It was $532 a week which isn't that bad. We would have spent that on gas driving. We don't horse around in them in don't take chances in areas we could get in trouble, but we have some ground clearance and 4X4 if it were to get snow or make a wrong turn. The towns that cater to the Yellowstone tourist usually have pick ups.

    The biggest draw back to this is you have to really limit your hunting on the last day or two unless you want to change your flight or rental agreements. They own you unless you can afford the big fees. We had a big bull only rule the last two days. My son in law had to pass up a raghorn (his first hunt) on the last day. Wouldn't have had time to pack it out. Everything gets real expensive once you kill something. Plus a lot of extra work and logistics to get it home.

    I prefer driving even if it is 32 hours. I may do it again, as it saves 3 days of driving, but having your own schedule and all your gear is nice. I guess if you don't kill anything it works out great...I want meat on the ground.

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    Will be flying into Billings Montana. Has anyone ever rented from Rent-a-Wreck of Billings MT?

 

 

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