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Electric bicycles for hunting?

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  1. Armored farmer

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    I was returning from a hunt when I killed a Turkey so close to my jeep that my 1100 slung the empty hull inside the jeep!
     
  2. Patocazador

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    Yeah, turkeys don't seem to equate structures or vehicles with danger.
    Everyone who has hunted turkeys from a newly-erected blind has seen how oblivious they are to it. My granddaughter and I were hunting deer in a pop-up blind and a lone hen walked up and tried to put her head in one of the windows.
     
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  3. Hasaf

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    I ride an eBike to work on a daily basis. I can see where it could be useful for hunting. If I were to build one up for hunting I would use a donor that has the fat tyres that seem to be popular now.

    My commuter:
    2019-Commuter-Bike.jpg
     
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  4. Armored farmer

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    Sometimes this gets loaded in the pickup for the 15585587780423120077772166363326.jpg return trip.
    But it is powered by Busch lite.
     
  5. MikeInOr

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    You can pretty easily add a wheel motor to most bicycles... you can even add 2 for 2 wheel drive. You can even add a front wheel motor to a mid-drive electric bike... never done it myself, but it kind of sounds like fun!
     
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  6. Patocazador

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    I have hunted deer with a regular mountain bike in areas with vehicle restrictions. It gets you back to your stand faster and with less human stink. Mine has a heavy duty motorcycle rack cantilevered off the seat post and a gun rack on the handlebars. After killing a deer and gutting it, it can be draped over the seat where the guts used to be and the head and front legs bungeed to the handle bars. The rear feet just drag on either side. Walking the bike out with the deer on it is much easier than dragging it out.
     
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  7. jmorris

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    I think if they let you use an electric bike seems like they would let you use an electric golf cart.

    With many hours of driving farm equipment and observing animals, I don’t think making noise is always detrimental. If you make the right noises I have seen birds, coyotes, deer, cows, hogs, etc all head towards the noise vs running away from it.
     
  8. Speedo66

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    This bicycle has tires on it almost as big as the motorcycle I was doing off road riding on this past weekend, a Yamaha XT225.

    Wonder if they make knobbies for it?

    There is an electric motorcycle, Zero, that would definitely haul a deer out. https://www.zeromotorcycles.com/zero-fx/
     
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  9. H&Hhunter

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    Or anywhere else motorized vehicles are prohibited. From what I've researched about the subject, E-bikes are pretty much useless on public ground in the west. They don't have the range to be used where motorized vehicles are allowed and they aren't allowed anywhere that any other motorized vehicle isn't allowed. The other problem is how would you recharge them on a multi day wilderness hunt? I think they'd be great on a hunting lease or private ground for quiet transport if you have a place to plug them in at night.
     
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  10. George P

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    You don't have a SxS UTV like a Polaris?
     
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  11. Armored farmer

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    Well........
    I dont have a sxs, I have a jeep.
    And a Honda ATV with garden wagon
    And a golf cart
    And a 100hp loader tractor
     
  12. George P

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    :thumbup: you got it covered then!
     
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  13. D.B. Cooper

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    Wow. Haven't seen any of those is a long time. Especially in that good of condition. Where do you even get parts to keep them running?
     
  14. jmorris

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    Parts are not that hard to find. I have a couple 200x’s a year or two older than the 85 Mn Fats has, an 86 250R and another buggy I built using the big red engine.

    Other than the 250R, they are more or less the same engine, some have high/low, auto clutch/manual, kick/electric start but the “guts” are quite similar. They actually demand a premium these days, maybe because 60 minutes caused them to be outlawed. That’s more likely than folks knowing how much easier and more maneuverable they are in the woods than a 4wheeler.
     
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  15. Mn Fats

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    Honestly, never had to get parts. Even on my oldest one, aside from a headlight or a battery here and there. Plenty of aftermarket parts out there though. Mine are all original for the most part. These Honda Atc's are bullet proof. To keep this gun related, both Big Reds have a nice trunk for your traveling gun needs :D.
    I love it. I'm a die hard atc fan.
     
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  16. RedlegRick

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    Back in the day, I saw an old guy riding a Puch moped way up a canyon. Pedalling, no less, ignition off and the rangers couldn't do a thing to him then. Always wondered how he planned on hauling out one of those big mulies they grow in the Wasatch.
     
  17. jmorris

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    Me too, I am more of a UTV guy these days but I enjoyed racing them a lot back in the 80’s.
     
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    Little off topic, but when I read the title hickock45 on his bike came to mind instantly LOL.


     
  19. FL-NC

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    On the other hand, our enemies in viet nam were known to haul out considerable payloads on bicycles while walking them. So based on that, I suppose it is doable.
    VC bike.jpg
     
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    Next >
    Clop-clop, clop-clop, clop-clop, BANG, clop-clop, clop-clop, clop-clop.....

    Amish drive-by
     
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  22. Patocazador

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    Except when you're going down a steep hill and have to make a turn. :eek: Head over heels.
    Two guys in my old hunt club got broken bones trying to do it. They sold their Big Reds and bought 4-wheelers.
     
  23. Jeb Stuart

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    You are getting really lazy Farmer. A private blind? And you are complaining about having to walk a mile? Man, I should be so lucky.:)
     
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  24. RedlegRick

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    When I was in high school, me and some of my buddies modified one of those kids push scooters in a similar way in order to haul beer up into the canyons. Wasn't until years later I learned we unconsciously imitated those guys. We just tacked together a crude wooden shelf onto the foot bed and lashed it in place with paracord. When we were done, we'd just coast back down on our now unladen scooter. Yes, we packed out our cans, too. It worked, that's all that mattered to us reprobates. We could haul a case and a half on each one of we did our part right.
     
  25. jmorris

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    Drag the rear by locking and steer, easy.

    Going down steep hills on an all time 4 wheel drive can be pretty dangerous though as any brake applied to the rear is also applied to the front a trip over the handle bars is bad, gets worse if it comes down on top of you.
     
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