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    Motorcycles...

    Anybody here ever used a motorcycle for backcountry hunting?

    I don't mean day hunting off of a bike, trolling for deer, but using a bike like a pack mule to get into and out of an area.
    Ah, the nostalgic aroma of a yak dung stove brewing up some tea full of herbs best left untranslated.
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    Problem is motorized vehicles are not permitted in wilderness areas. If you can take your motorcycle, you will probably have to deal with an assortment of OHV riders. I will stick with my Jeep for those areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawfish View Post
    Problem is motorized vehicles are not permitted in wilderness areas. If you can take your motorcycle, you will probably have to deal with an assortment of OHV riders. I will stick with my Jeep for those areas.

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    A jeep would only get me access to a few more roads than what I can already get on with my truck, so not a big advantage vs the cost.

    Horses would be the ideal option since they can get into the wilderness areas, and I would love to get a horse anyways, but a bike has the significant advantage of not requiring daily feed and care all year.

    Quads would make a better platform, but they aren't allowed on the bike trails and they're too wide to make it through most of them.
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    I have used bicycles with great success.

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    How are you going to get an elk on a M/C?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    How are you going to get an elk on a M/C?
    Mostly likely you would pack it out in pieces, making multiple trips using your pack frame and what not, in my opinion.

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    If I'm going motorized...rather have a quad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    How are you going to get an elk on a M/C?
    Something like these:


    http://www.google.com/imgres?biw=110...9,r:3,s:0,i:91

    http://www.google.com/imgres?start=4...:14,s:400,i:46

    A rack on the back end and sides, and quarter the deer. I figure I wouldn't be able to carry much more than 100lbs in addition to me (and that would might be pushing it), so I'd have to make multiple trips.

    But, if it's feasible, it would be better than humping it.

    I just don't have any personal experience and don't know of anybody with experience doing this.

    If you could fit a side car, you could do this:

    http://www.google.com/imgres?biw=110...h=218&hovw=231
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    I have considered building one. Blueprints are done and the factory in Taiwan is very much aware, however I am doubting the sale ability . Mine plans call for a two wheel drive fat tired rig. I floated this concept on the forum a Long time ago. I have used motorcycle for hunting in Ne. Co, and Ar. They have a stigma to overcome. I have been a rokon dealer and currently have a Honda Fatcat. I think an auto clutch low seat hight with short but good suspension is a must, of course factory rack etc would be a must.
    What say you?

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    I'll stick with my mules. The ones that require feed! I'm already feeding cattle & my wife & kids horses. So a few more mules are no big deal.
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