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    Hunting off a mountain bike?

    I was just curious if any of you guys have used mountain bikes to get back to your starting points? There are alot of logging roads where I hunt that I would like to access but most are locked up.(no motorized vehicles) I have hunted alot of the area for years and have always walked in. I just thought it would be cool to be able to cover a few miles quickly on the bike and walk in from there. It seems that when I walk in I always run into guy even a couple miles back. I just thought this would be an easier way to get to a starting point way back in. Let me know what you think.

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    When I tried this years ago I didn't find it to make things too much easier. Having a heavy pack on a bike is a challenge. And going up hill was tough. However downhill is faster. Maybe now that my gear has gotten lighter and with the right pack on I may have a different opinion.

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    I was planning on trying this year. I am even thinking about buying an older kid trailer to pack out game if I get lucky.

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    I do it i try to go as light as posable. living in SO Cal i get a lot of looks when i ride my bike from my house to the trail head with camo back pack and a bow.
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    I tried it years ago and it was way more trouble than it was worth. Especially with a pack and bow. By the second day it was in the back of the truck for the rest of the trip. Of course there are no roads where I hunt just trail heads.
    The big problem I had is I would end the day chasing elk a mile away from the bike and then had to go back and retrieve it!!
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    When hunting certain areas I use a mountain bike to get back in there faster.
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    If you decide to use a mountain bike, please be careful, wear a helmet, and don't fall off and get a boo boo on your knee.


    Actually, I have thought of doing that here in Oregon where a lot of great gravel roads are gated on private timber land. What I think would make it work well would be a good bike trailer, to haul your stuff in, and to haul an animal out.
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    I have used a mountain bike for years and love it. One Opening Day my Father and I took out 3 mature dear out of the woods. The key thing is Get A Good Deer Dragger and Mount it too the the bike. Using the dragger hooked to the Bike I have carried in my Bow or Gun with either my Treestand or Blind... Works Great.... End up to my Spot alot Quicker and a little less sweaty.... Food for thought... Make sure when you mount dragger to bike it can swivel side to side so you can make turns.....

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    I've used a bike for scouting a lot. I haven't hunted off of one but it seemed to work well for me. It is tough for sure riding up hill be man you can sure get out in a hurry come dark.
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ID:	5847 I did it last year. It worked pretty good but once the pack was full of meat it was REAL hard to balance. I didn't really hunt off of it but just used it to get me back about 2 miles then walked from there to my area, saved a lot of time in the morning though.

 

 

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