The electric bikes are awesome. My Honda ATV has sat idle for years now. They are quiet and capable of hauling stands in and deer out with a lightweight trailer. I’d never go back to an atv unless I had to navigate a lot of mud or water.The machines sound like an echo chamber at my place in the head of a deep hollow, and deer stay away. From my back porch I have a 400ft climb to reach the ridge top. Once there it's pretty easy hiking to any of my spots, but getting up there is a sweaty mess no matter the weather. I've tried taking my machines up but when I do, the deer are non-existent. I'm really considering an electric bike.
Ditto on the E-Bike! Absolutely a game changer! It’s like where you been all my life.The electric bikes are awesome. My Honda ATV has sat idle for years now. They are quiet and capable of hauling stands in and deer out with a lightweight trailer. I’d never go back to an atv unless I had to navigate a lot of mud or water.
Which bike to you have fairchaser?The electric bikes are awesome. My Honda ATV has sat idle for years now. They are quiet and capable of hauling stands in and deer out with a lightweight trailer. I’d never go back to an atv unless I had to navigate a lot of mud or water.
Awesome rig! I keep trying to talk myself out of one , as I already have a golf cart. Which one of the Rambo's do you have - Savage, Colorado, Pursuit, etc...?Which bike to you have fairchaser?
I have a Rambo bike. The 750 model is adequate for me. I’m going on 6 years now on the same bike.
My neighbor has mountain bike trails on his property and one of the trails is right on the property line. I have one stand that I like to walk his trail down (he knows this and doesn't care) and hop back over to my property and climb in the stand 50 yards away. A lot of times the deer walk his trails and can be hardly heard as well.I definitely agree; however, how often do you have this luxury? I've only had one time in 45 years of hunting (that I can remember) where I had this luxury, and I was able to take advantage of it almost all season. My brother hunted almost every time I did and he was a couple miles past where I broke off to my stand. It was about a 200 yard walk from the ATV trail, so he would drop me off quickly and keep on going. I could still hear him in the distance as I was climbing my tree. I also kept the last 100 yds raked free of any leaves or rocks, so I could hurry up and get in the tree under the diminishing noise of his ATV and not make a sound. Oh my does that work like a charm. To this day it's been about the best deer stand I've hunted taking 3 wall hangers over 2 years. The biggest came one morning when it was so dark it had to get within 15 yards before I could tell it was my target buck, and that couldn't have been but 15-20 minutes after my brother dropped me off. Yes sir that definitely works when it's available. Having said all that, about 10 years ago I took up the habit of keeping a trail raked out about 100 yards from my stands. I keep the rake in the woods and will touch it up in the middle of the day (when needed) coming out from the hunt. It's one of the best ideas I've ever had...that worked. Last year I took a 125" and 132" (at separate leases) with a bow, both which made the TN Deer Registry, and both stands I had a trail raked probably two weeks before taking either one. I also wear moccasins to my stands and then slip on boot blankets if needed. Between the moccasins and my raked trail, I can't even hear myself walking. The raked trail doesn't spoke the deer, and in fact many times deer walking through will turn and walk down the raked trail for a ways before moving along. The drawback is it gives away your hunting spot to other hunters, so you obviously wouldn't want to do this on public land.
Not sure it had a name back then. I would look hard at the one with internal gears as the exposed derailuer is a flaw on mine. U you ou only want a fat tire back too.Awesome rig! I keep trying to talk myself out of one , as I already have a golf cart. Which one of the Rambo's do you have - Savage, Colorado, Pursuit, etc...?
I admit to not being as attentive throughout the day as I am during the first 30 and last 30 minutes of light. Sometimes I even take a napCould I sit in a stand longer? Sure, but am I really hunting with attention or just trying to find ways to occupy my mind?
I admit to not being as attentive throughout the day as I am during the first 30 and last 30 minutes of light. Sometimes I even take a nap
Guess it's a good thing I'm a light sleeper. Also, with most setups, I'm hunting as much, maybe more, with my ears as my eyes.
Staying on stand all day actually gets easier the more you do it. Did you start enjoying black coffee or beer more and more the more you drank it? I really believe, just like black coffee or beer, you may not enjoy it the first few times, but the taste will grow on you.
Typically, I find an all day sit to be a relaxing day, not something to dread, but just a time I can sit in peace, all day, listening to Nature's Symphony. Seeing or killing a deer @ mid-day is just more icing on that cake.
I can appreciate that, and have many similar days annually.But currently, hunting for me has become more of a social thing. Deer season is when all of my family gather from across the country (and one member all the way from Sydney Australia) to hunt together. I'm far more entertained hanging out at the cabin, sitting on the porch telling old stories on each other (which always get better with age!). Hunting is just the excuse we use to get together. Some years, deer season is the one time of the year I get to see some family members.