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What’s your hunting rig?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by daniel craig, Oct 7, 2020.

  1. alsaqr

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    1994 Toyota 4 banger Pickup:

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    Kawasaki Mule

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  3. HB

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    I lived in the shell for 3 weeks in CO. Since modified the platform but its about ideal other than horrendous fuel economy
     
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  4. WisBorn

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    I would be lost without a pickup. I bought my first in 1982 at 17 years old. I have owned seven trucks and have never been without one.
    1) 73 Chevy
    2) 82 Toyota
    3) 87 Toyota
    4) 91 Dodge Dakota (everyone can make one mistake).
    5) 95 GMC (my favorite PU)
    6) 02 GMC
    7) 11 Chevy (current ride)

    I have to say that GM trucks are my favorite but would consider a Tacoma.
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  5. South Prairie Jim

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    I’m hearing you say that you could stuff stormy’s trunk ?
     
  6. South Prairie Jim

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    The wife and I were out scouting last night , on the way back to town three white tails decided to Kamakazi into on coming traffic!
    Well the first one gets blasted sending it first in the air then sliding like a hockey puck towards my Jeep in the opposite far right lane, well seeing it unfold I’m already near a stop when Bamm this deer hits my left rear tire.. ok no big deal I just drive up an over the carcass and continue home only to discover a near flat tire ? WTH
    Further investigation reveals a small chunk of bone has pierced my new tire.
    Damn the bad luck
     

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  7. WestKentucky

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    Wouldnt that fall under road hazard?
     
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  8. WisBorn

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    Sorry to hear about your flat and what might have been much worse!
     
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  9. Arkansas Paul

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    I was in much the same situation back in '02. Newly married with one vehicle and it was a single cab Tacoma.
    I was able to drive a company truck home and the wife drove the Taco, so we made it okay.
    Then shortly after we got married, we had a little one on the way. The single cab Tacoma had to go.
    Unlike you, I missed it terribly. To make matters worse the guy who bought it from the lot I traded it to lived less than a mile from me, so I had to see it drive by every now and then.

    Thankfully we're in a much better situation now, and I bought a new Tacoma in 2012. It's paid for now with only 128k on it, so I'm planning on driving it till the wheels fall off, then going to the dealership and saying, "I'll take another one."

    For the OP, I guess that it's my hunting rig, a 2012 Tacoma extended cab Pre-Runner.
    It's just a 2x4, but if I need to go somewhere where a 4x4 is needed, I've got a Honda Rancher 4x4 for that. The ATV is probably more of my hunting rig than the truck.


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    First this:

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    Then this:

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    Maybe next year I'll do everything out of this:

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  11. South Prairie Jim

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    That would be nice, how would I know
     
  12. Bfh_auto

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    About 90% of a vehicle's ability in snow is because of the tires. I ran snow tires on a short bed 2 wheel drive with a locker that went better than a 4x4 with all seasons.
    My current deer hunting rig is a 2 wheel drive explorer with mud tires. It drives through creeks and up muddy hills.
    My diesel sits at home unless I really need 4x4.
     
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  13. Bfh_auto

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    You're my type of guy. You don't need a truck if you got some rope.
     
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  14. WestKentucky

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    I’m just gonna stay as far away from that as I can under extreme caution and fear that my wife ever reads this thread.
     
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    This one is a classic
     

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  16. South Prairie Jim

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    Went out scouting yesterday and again today.
    Yesterday (Buck Creek) :cool: we saw zero sign up in the hills, no fresh trails, tracks , noda Everything’s down low..
    Today we headed up to ( Bear Creek) :D then spur left on the 6305A slowly to the top then quietly and slowly working down reading some fresh tracks on the side hill we stopped for a better look.... about three layers back in the timber ‘sure enough a couple nice white tail doe starring at us. Then a couple moments later something black moved off to the right....

    A nice Bull Moose gave us a full side view before he decided to move across our position than up and gone gone.
    Very nice morning
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    2014 Jeep 4 door wrangler Rubicon "X" and a single axle 5x10 trailer with mounted tool boxes for the honda Rancher and the deer bodies.
     
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  18. Rembrandt

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    Wish I could find a picture of my first truck and deer. 1948 International Harvester, candy apple Burgundy with metalflake, chrome stacks, six cylinder, 3 speed, paid $23 for it, put much more into it......drove it all thru High School. Got about 25 miles to the "quart" of oil. Looked like a diesel rig going down the road with smoke blowing out the stacks.

    Have a photo somewhere standing in the back with one of my first deer.

    Pulled this photo off the web to give you an idea what it looked like.


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    Haven't gotten this one to the track yet...still a bit of a work in progress. Was an old drag car when we bought it. And was stripped down to bare bones,, i.e 1 seat, no interior, lights, wipers, radio, heater or any weight adders lol. Just a little 340, rmvb 727 and 8.75 rear. Been getting in back together over the years as we find parts. It runs pretty good though.
     
  21. Scott.M

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    Still trying to wear them out.

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  22. .308 Norma

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    I clicked "like" for your post, and I don't have a 4-wheeler or any other kind of ATV either. However, even where we live, where our deer hunting is only 10 minutes away by pickup-truck, if those things were my only hunting "rig," I would be spending the better part of the day hiking back and forth rather than hunting. Besides that, I'd feel mighty silly dragging a dead deer down a country road, even if the deer was in my game cart.;)
    Beautiful country though.:)
     
  23. South Prairie Jim

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    I like the huntin shirt
     
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  24. Scott.M

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    That was out my 'backdoor'. I'd say Prius could have sufficed for about 99% of my hunting.
     
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  25. Rembrandt

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    I have no words to describe this.....:eek:


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