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Old 10-03-2018, 10:46 AM   #1
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Has anyone used a bike or e bike for hunting ?
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:48 AM   #2
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yes
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:51 AM   #3
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I have used a mountain bike, but I ride year round so I'm use to it.
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Old 10-03-2018, 11:17 AM   #4
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Yep, in Colorado. Plan on using it on the Laguna Atascosa Hunt this year.


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Old 10-03-2018, 11:46 AM   #5
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Yep, 29" mountain bike.
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Old 10-03-2018, 11:49 AM   #6
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There are some good threads on here about setups for hunting. I have one but it won't really work for the spots I have right now.
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Old 10-03-2018, 11:53 AM   #7
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I recently built one. https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=705536

tested it out this past weekend in less than ideal conditions. sloppy mud, flooded creeks etc. I rode that thing up through the woods, through open fields of 4 ft high grass , over logs and big rocks etc. drove it right through flooded creek beds and straight through sloppy mud. worked perfectly.

im about to build another one on a 5" tire bike.
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Old 10-03-2018, 11:59 AM   #8
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No, but when I was in high school a doe ran into me at night while I was riding my bike in my neighborhood and messed me up pretty bad. Crashed really hard.

Honestly, that's the main reason I hunt. Still mad.
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Old 10-03-2018, 12:01 PM   #9
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No, but when I was in high school a doe ran into me at night while I was riding my bike in my neighborhood and messed me up pretty bad. Crashed really hard.

Honestly, that's the main reason I hunt. Still mad.
Lol!
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Old 10-03-2018, 12:02 PM   #10
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No, but when I was in high school a doe ran into me at night while I was riding my bike in my neighborhood and messed me up pretty bad. Crashed really hard.

Honestly, that's the main reason I hunt. Still mad.
I love this hahahahaha!
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Old 10-03-2018, 12:16 PM   #11
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no, but when i was in high school a doe ran into me at night while i was riding my bike in my neighborhood and messed me up pretty bad. Crashed really hard.

Honestly, that's the main reason i hunt. Still mad.
lol
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Old 10-03-2018, 02:41 PM   #12
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Yes.
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Old 10-03-2018, 03:14 PM   #13
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I used my old mountain bike a few years ago when the situation called for it.
It worked great and I carried a couple of deer out of the woods with it.
Tied the legs together, draped them over the seat post, and tied the head to the handle bar stem and walked on the opposite side of the deer leaning the weight of the deer against the frame......Sure beat dragging it 300 yards.
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Old 10-03-2018, 03:20 PM   #14
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Make sure it's legal where you hunt. Wilderness areas are a no no.
They can make your access much easier though.
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Old 10-03-2018, 05:01 PM   #15
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I'd like to use a mountain bike but would worry that I might get sweaty on the way to the blind. The electric bikes seem cool but the price not so much
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Old 10-03-2018, 05:18 PM   #16
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thinking about trying it this year -
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:53 PM   #17
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Anyone have an opinion on a good fat tire bike for the money ????
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:26 AM   #18
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Anyone have an opinion on a good fat tire bike for the money ????
Trek Roscoe lineup has 2.8" tires and it comes with rack mounts. I bought the Roscoe 8. I will be hunting Granger with it in November.
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:03 AM   #19
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You could turn this one into a woods machine for very little money.
https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/mon...ruiser-bicycle
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:34 AM   #20
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Bought a Radrover ebike a month ago and used it at the lease this weekend. Super quiet and fast. Made it to my stand much quicker than my Jeep or truck. Love the fat tires.

https://www.radpowerbikes.com/produc...=5032654929951

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Old 10-04-2018, 06:34 AM   #21
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Bought a Radrover ebike a month ago and used it at the lease this weekend. Super quiet and fast. Made it to my stand much quicker than my Jeep or truck. Love the fat tires.

https://www.radpowerbikes.com/produc...=5032654929951
How fast is it on flat ground
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:04 AM   #22
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How fast is it on flat ground
20 mph without pedaling.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:30 AM   #23
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Assume it’s not what you had in mind but she’ll be in the elk woods with me next year.




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Old 10-04-2018, 10:02 AM   #24
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Here's my Sondors e bike I use it all the time and it only cost 499 with like 120 buck shipping they went up in price since last year now its not as powerful as the high dollar bikes but it works fine for me
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:13 PM   #25
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I have the sondors fold x and love it. Bought a rear rack and trailer made by rambo bikes and its a great combo.
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Old 10-04-2018, 04:14 PM   #26
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I did hope your in your on shape. Not as easy as you think.
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Old 10-04-2018, 04:49 PM   #27
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I did hope your in your on shape. Not as easy as you think.
Come back?
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:13 PM   #28
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This looks like a good idea!
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:16 PM   #29
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I tried the bike idea because i was leaving from work and did want to leave atv in my truck overnight for a couple of days. It was not as easy as i thought. If you ride bike regularly it wont be a problem for you.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:24 PM   #30
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20 mph without pedaling.
That's pretty fast.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:31 PM   #31
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No, but when I was in high school a doe ran into me at night while I was riding my bike in my neighborhood and messed me up pretty bad. Crashed really hard.

Honestly, that's the main reason I hunt. Still mad.
This is hilarious!!!! "Main reason I hunt" LMAO
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Old 10-06-2018, 02:16 PM   #32
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There's a pretty sweet hitch rack for sale in the classifieds if any of y'all need to haul your bike to the ranch...
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=708202
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:44 PM   #33
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easy ride as far as difficulty, but endurance is a big factor, we ended up biking about 25-30 miles and only hunted 3 of the 5 days, not including scouting day another 7 miles
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:50 PM   #34
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I have a Trek mountain bike and I used it when I hunted Cooper WMA public land. I could make good distance down a road access much faster than walking in. I would have a clip on light on my cap bill for light. It was pretty handy. I didn’t have the cart setup if I would have killed something. Was planning to phone a friend for that lol
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Old 10-27-2018, 11:05 PM   #35
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Yep and a cart to pull behind. 29" need thorn proof tubes put in mine now though
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Old 10-28-2018, 10:28 AM   #36
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Thorn proof tires, liners, tubes, or slimed tubes will all end up leaking on you. Been there before. Best way to go is go tubeless or what they call ghetto tubeless and add stans or the orange sealant or make your own. I made my own and it works really well and doesn't dry out inside the rim. It's a mix of rv antifreeze, couple pumps of slime, latex caulk, and a spoon or so of cornmeal. I've got locust and mesquite thorns all in my tires. No tubes. No leaks. Seems to work good for me at least.
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Old 10-28-2018, 11:28 AM   #37
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Yeah, I've used my mountain bike for many years in the NF with and without cart. I have carried quite a few animals out with it. Carried the buck in the avatar out. Depends on what kind of hunting your doing if you need the cart are not.
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Old 10-28-2018, 11:34 AM   #38
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