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    • William WarrenWilliam Warren
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      Who uses one? I got mine set up and thinking about using it to get into some public spots that have roads but no motor vehicle traffic. I have a mini pannier with a folding Torges tree seat and pad in one side, extra water and lunch or snacks or space for extra clothing on the other side and my butt pack tied down to the top and a bow Velcro-ed to the butt pack where it does not rub on any other metal parts. Considering a tube for arrows for safety reasons. I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet and lower legs now which kills my walking abilities but I’ve been riding my bike lately and find that the exercise is helping. I did 8 miles the other day without much effect on my feet and it gave me the idea that this might be the way to go. It rides great like this. Oh and the looks I’m going to get on the local rail trail while riding to the area game lands. 😯

    • Doc Nock
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      Hmmm…Patrick McMannus’ book “They Shoot Canoes Don’t They” has a good example of how to get a deer out on your bike…:roll:

      Take a bike lock and cable along…lest some wise-aker tree hugger relieve you of your foot saver!

    • William WarrenWilliam Warren
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      Not unless they want a big surprise because I probably won’t be far from it. 😈

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Right on, Duncan. Use the quads God gave you!!

    • skinner biscuitskinner biscuit
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      More pack horse than bike. I can haul my game bags,pack board, meat saw, push it up a mountain on gated logging roads.Stash it in the brush,hunt on foot and downhill to the truck with a elk quarter… if I’m lucky. To cary my bow,I use a bow tote from vintage archer, although I had to add a bungee cord around my chest for the downhills.Bounced around to much.Great for a spike camp outing as well.One last thing, get a kickstand so you can stop and glass without having to lay your bike down.:D

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    • James HarveyJames Harvey
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      Duncan, I’ve read articles here of people doing it. Seems like a great idea to me. Just like fellas who might paddle a kayak or a canoe to a happy hunting ground πŸ˜€

    • ChumpMcgee
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      I really would like to do this, unfortunately I only have a small 4 door car right now that if I were to put in a bike I would not have any place to a deer if I were to get one. I could toss it on the car sure but personally I think it is in bad taste to display.

      Hopefully next year I will have a truck and will be putting the bike to good use getting back into areas that are rarely seen by hunters!!

    • Patrick
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      T-roy wrote: I really would like to do this, unfortunately I only have a small 4 door car right now that if I were to put in a bike I would not have any place to a deer if I were to get one. I could toss it on the car sure but personally I think it is in bad taste to display.

      πŸ’‘ Maybe someone makes a car trailer for your mountain bike. Gotta think outside the box. πŸ˜†

    • Carl Brickey
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      I set my bike up to hook a game cart to the rear rack. (sorry no pics) There is a great big mountain area in Southwest VA that has roads, but some of it (the best spots) are closed to motorized traffic. Last time I was scouting for ducks on a remote beaver pond at the end of one of these roads, I pedaled right up on a 300lb blackie hunting beavers. (and a bunch of wood ducks) :D:D:D

    • ChumpMcgee
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      Patrick wrote: [quote=T-roy]I really would like to do this, unfortunately I only have a small 4 door car right now that if I were to put in a bike I would not have any place to a deer if I were to get one. I could toss it on the car sure but personally I think it is in bad taste to display.

      πŸ’‘ Maybe someone makes a car trailer for your mountain bike. Gotta think outside the box. πŸ˜†

      I have thought about that too but I also have a small trailer that I will bring with me, that alone when its folded down takes up quite a bit of space in my car…..I wonder if I could tow it behind my car thou????

    • Charles EkCharles Ek
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      skinner biscuit wrote: More pack horse than bike. I can haul my game bags,pack board, meat saw, push it up a mountain on gated logging roads.

      This is EXACTLY why I need to get more serious about rigging a trailer in anticipation of our return to the Puget Sound area. Thanks for the kick in the pants, and to Duncan for starting this thread!

    • William WarrenWilliam Warren
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      A kickstand is the next accessory I need. Back when I was a more serious rider I never used one to save weight. Yes I was a “weight wiener” and kept my bikes minimal. But now its more about function than weight.

      Man, I love that Bob Trailer! If this works out this season, I may think about getting one for next year. I do have a game cart but that Bob looks like it is really the stuff!

      Thanks for all the great responses.

    • Carl Brickey
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      I’m right there with you. The bob trailer is way lighter and more maneuverable than this clunky game cart I have.

    • William WarrenWilliam Warren
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      ausjim wrote: Duncan, I’ve read articles here of people doing it. Seems like a great idea to me. Just like fellas who might paddle a kayak or a canoe to a happy hunting ground πŸ˜€

      Been thinking on doing the kayak thing too. I no longer have a canoe but I do have kayaks. I think cruising the lake shore could be productive and I know floating the river works as I have done that using a johnboat. Would love to do a 2-3 day over night trip with other bowhunters stopping at likely spots along the way. Basically making a one day float last 2-3 days. I’ve seen some awesome deer trails where they cross the river.

    • skinner biscuitskinner biscuit
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      Here’s my modified bow tote.

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