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The best game can often be found off the beaten path. And there’s no better way to go off-roading, than on an . As seasoned hunters would agree, the use of ATVs has become an important part of hunting culture and for good reason too. A quad can take you where no other vehicle can. Not only are they designed to navigate the most challenging of terrains, you can also carry along all the gear you want and pack your prize out with minimal effort.
Your friends at Family Powersports Lubbock have come up with a list of ATV tips to ensure that you have a great experience. If you are passionate about hunting, drop by our dealership in Lubbock, TX.
It’s important to scout the location even before the season has begun. You will be able to inspect numerous spots across a large area on your power-packed four wheeler. Location varies depending on the type of game you’re looking for. Look for deer paths and trails if you’re interested in larger prey like elk, deer, and moose as they like being close to their favorite type of vegetation. A great spot to lie in wait for your game is a perch where you can appreciate the wind on your face and stay downwind so that your prey doesn’t catch your scent and escape.
The right gear goes a long way in making the expedition more efficient. Invest in a rifle scabbard as it is a great piece of equipment that protects your gun from the elements and keeps it secure in transit. A winch is also required to pull your game out of the bush and onto flat land to dress it. And a GPS is a must to help you find your way back in case you go too deep into the woods. It will also allow you to mark locations on the map so that you can return to the same spot in future.
Hunting in good light is important. Allow yourself enough daylight when you go out, even though you might be tempted to stay out for a while longer. It could be dangerous. Plus traveling with the extra weight of the game strapped to your four wheeler can slow you down and before you know it, you’re stuck in the woods in the dark. Hunting in good light and good weather ensures that your visibility is strong and you can see any obstacles in your path.
When choosing the right four wheeler, figure out the kind of terrain where you will be hunting. Get a vehicle that has the ability to take you over slopes and muddy paths, and can tow and haul cargo. Since hunting covers different terrains, get a quad that is adaptable. If you have company, you could go in for a multi seater quad or make sure that everyone has their own vehicle.
For a safe and responsible adventure, make sure that you’re obeying the local laws and ATV rules. Park your rig at a safe distance, camouflage your vehicle so as not to scare away wildlife, and walk the distance to where you want to set up your blind. Certain areas are out of bounds due to ecological reasons or mining. It’s important to respect the rules.
To find your ultimate ATV, drop by our dealership in Lubbock and let our professionals help you find the right rig. We proudly serve Lake Tanglewood, Plainview and Seminole, TX.
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