I was 38 before we owned an ATV and can't believe we waited this long. My dad was 78 and got one as he wasn't as good with dragging deer out as he once was. Since then, we got two more. Now we're looking at side-by-sides. Just another way to enjoy more time in the woods.
While we now have an ATV for working around the camp, I still make sure to take a walk around the 150 acres at least once when i am up at the cabin. You need to walk the woods, at all times of the year, to know what is happening with the wildlife on your property.
When one thinks of all the hours and miles that are put on ATV/UTV's in this country in the course of a year.......the occasional guy, would could walk, but instead rides his ATV/UTV up through the woods past other hunters.....is certainly less than 1% of total use.
I don't feel the entire ATV/UTV crowd should be judged by that.
I've owned quads and dirt bikes all my life. A side by side now. I bet I could get out and walk/hike farther and faster than the people making these idiotic statements. What on earth was this thread even started for?
It's an attempt at a quad bashing thread started because other people started an ATV tresspassing thread. Childish. This thread got moved from the General forum to the ATV forum. Just my opinion of course.
That's interesting because I had the opposite view. From the first time I saw an atv in middle school I wanted one badly. I grew up in an urban area where there was nowhere to ride legally but I always wante one. At that time we had go karts and rode them illegally but I was always checking out atvs on people's trailers when I was on the highway.
Once I had an income and my own place, I went out and got my first atv. I've had a couple since and still enjoy them. I don't put many miles on anymore but they a fun and versitile machines.
ATVs give my 85 year old dad more ability to keep hunting. In the summer, my family likes to ride. And they're fun. I still put on a ton of boot leather miles. Still hunting and shed hunting aren't done on an ATV.
When I was younger, cross country skiers used to annoy me in flintlock season. Now, nothing bothers me. Me getting a deer does not out-rank someone else enjoying the outdoors in the manor they choose.
I agree on using ATV's if you have the money and a legal place to ride so be it. My old man has really bad lungs and is on oxygen and yet he still hunts and an atv allows him to get back into places he wouldn't be able to if he had to walk on foot. If you can use them on the property your hunting they make dragging a deer a lot easier too.
I agree. Ride where you're allowed to ride. They bring pleasure to those who use them. Either by allowing those who have a hitch in their giddy up access, the ease of getting a deer out of the woods, or the 2 hour adrenaline rush of a race and everything in between. If they are not for you who's to say your wrong? Just don't tell me I'm wrong if they are for me.