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Deer hunting has already started in many parts of the country or is about to kick off everywhere else, and an ATV can be a useful tool to help make it a successful season. While there are lots of reasons to use an ATV in your hunt, there appear to be just as many arguments against it. Most people with an opinion on the matter fall decisively into one camp or the other.
An ATV gives you access to remote or impassable areas that are not reachable by truck or too far on foot. If you set up miles away from home base or your pickup truck, as opposed to yards, you want to have a quicker means of getting there than on foot.
Using an all-terrain vehicle allows you to haul equipment and supplies to isolated areas with lots of storage space. ATV accessories like an ATV cargo box or specialized carrier like a gun rack work great for keeping your gear clean, dry, secure and organized and are especially nice for transporting heavy or cumbersome items like tree stands.
Four wheelers are invaluable for carrying your deer back to your vehicle or cabin and a much better option than dragging a buck or doe by hand over muddy, rough or steep terrain, or across streams or creeks. However, there are also non-motorized options for this, such as a pull-behind hand cart designed specifically to traverse wooded and grassy areas.
Hunters with disabilities often benefit greatly from the use of an ATV or quad during hunting season. For some, the use of one is the difference between being able to participate in the hunt or not at all and is the only means of getting to their stand.
Most hunters using ATVs make it a point to leave some distance between their ATV and their stand, but others report taking quite the opposite approach. Some sportsmen actually park their ATV in tall grass, top the machine with a camouflage cover and sit behind It like a blind. In some areas, deer populations are already used to the sounds and smells of the local farmers’ machinery, or hunters take the time to make regular, frequent trips with their ATV to their hunting stands in order to get the deer acclimatized to its sound and smell. However, the temperament and tolerance of the herd you are hunting will dictate whether this could be a successful strategy for your area.
First and foremost, you should know the local regulations regarding ATV use or the preference of the landowner where you hunt, since many public lands prohibit the use of ATVs. It would also be a smart strategy to find out your neighbor’s viewpoint on the matter, too, to keep the peace when tensions may run high.
The obvious objections to four-wheelers in the woods during hunting season are the noise, smell and footprint left behind by an ATV when a trail is disrupted or torn up. Fumes from an ATV may carry not just in the area surrounding the machine but also on your clothes, though walking into the woods may help minimize the scent. The noise issue may be improved with an add-on, secondary muffler, which can quiet ATV exhaust noise by up to 50% and without any sacrifice in performance.
Some hunters claim that the use of ATVs in hunting areas (even out of season) keep deer away, spook them or diminish the numbers of mature deer who will occupy your territory. Others, however, have had the opposite experience, and have downed a mature buck within 100 yards of a parked ATV.
For the purists, part of the hunting experience is to get as close to nature as possible; that includes using your legs and all your senses to their fullest to take in every detail possible. Driving past nature doesn’t allow the same experience, and you may miss a lot! Sometimes, the sound of total silence can be the payoff, whether you fill your tag or not.
Reminders for Hunting with Four Wheelers
Should you decide that you want to use an all-terrain vehicle for your hunting endeavors, here a few things to keep in mind:
Learn the local laws in your hunting area regarding the use of ATVs on public land. On private land, find out the landowner’s decree for riding four-wheelers in his kingdom, as well as having at least an awareness of the neighbors’ positions on the matter.
Stay on established trails and roads, and avoid widening that trail by unnecessarily driving around obstacles that can be crossed over.
Steer clear of stands as much as possible, preferably, driving part of the distance, then walking in the last leg on foot.
Limit your ATV driving time to coincide with off-peak activity hours of the deer. Plan ahead to drive in well before sunrise, and wait until after dark to return. The less disruption, the better.
Be safe! This includes driving with unloaded, secured weapons, riding slowly while keeping an eye out for other hunters on foot and wearing the necessary protective gear. Make sure your rig is outfitted properly with tools in the event of a breakdown and a GPS if you are covering unfamiliar territory.
Be aware of how additional weight on your ATV racks or cargo boxes affects the machine’s handling and responsiveness. An overloaded ATV, combined with steep hills, can make a vehicle tippy.
A Happy Medium?
A modified approach seems to work for many. For example, consider using an ATV to retrieve downed game at the hunt’s conclusion or just off-season for utility, recreation and hunting preparations like hanging stands, raking trails or preparing food plots; hoofing it for the initial trek out to your stand creates the least amount of disturbance.
An electric golf cart could also be a possible alternative. While a golf cart won’t have the power or traction of an ATV on certain terrain or in wet or snowy conditions, it doesn’t have the noise or odor, either. Golf cart accessories for the outdoorsman, such as gun carriers or bow holders, also help to make this a more appealing option.
Sometimes getting your ATV to your destination can be half the battle, and the hunting hasn’t even started! Use the right equipment to haul your four-wheeler for a hassle-free and enjoyable outdoor adventure.
If a pickup truck is your mode of transportation, a good set of ATV loading ramps (and not some spindly 2 x 4’s) can’t be beat. Don’t just “make-do” with scraps you have on hand, and take care of your equipment. Otherwise, a hitch-mounted ATV carrier is another option, so that the bed of the truck remains available for all the other gear and equipment you need to take along on your hunt.
For the larger-scale expedition that requires the use of a trailer, trailer ATV ramps let you load your four-wheeler quickly and without blowing out your back. Save the work for climbing into your tree stand.
Have a safe and productive hunt!
Discount Ramps is now proud to offer one of the newest, most innovative products in the world of ramps — the RevArc heavy duty ATV and UTV loading ramps. These revolutionary, 64 inch wide by 90 inch long loading ramps come with a 2100 pound weight capacity for the UTV version. The ATV version comes in 72 or 90 inch lengths with a width of 55 inches; these ATV ramps fold down to a slim 18 inches wide. They both can load almost any four wheeled power sports vehicle; this includes Rhinos, Raptors, Rangers, Gators and Argos. These lightweight, aluminum ramps are easy to use, and fold down to under 22 inches in width for easy storage. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, these ramps will last a lifetime!
These UTV and ATV ramp systems are the world’s first tri-folding arched ramp system. RevArc ATV/UTV ramps are innovating ramps that combine the benefits of an arched ramp with the stability and easy storage of a folding ramp. The unique arched design provides clearance when you’re loading and unloading your vehicle, and also gives you a more smooth transition from the ground to the truck bed than a traditional ramp. These ATV ramps by RevArc work with almost any ATV on the market, and will fold down conveniently to just 18 inches wide. The Tri-Loc safety technology that is featured with these ramps give you an adjustable safety strap that will secure the ramp to your vehicle. Next in the Tri-Loc system is a specialized core platform that stabilizes the loading platform. The third part of the Tri-Loc system is the raised side rails and textured rungs that also help you load your ATV quickly and easily. The RevArc ramp includes a limited lifetime warranty against manufacture’s defects.
These ramps also have a new safety system that’s called Tri-loc technology. The Tri-loc technology is a new way to keep your ramp safe and stable when using. It also helps prevent kick backs and the ramps from sliding around. The three parts to this Tri-loc safety system are the over-sized gate grips that hold on to your tailgate securely. The adjustable safety strap secures the ramp to your vehicle to keep it from sliding around . The final part to the Tri-loc safety system is the specialized core that stabilizes the loading platform. This UTV loading ramp also has raised side rails that help to keep your power vehicle on track. Textured rungs are also a part of the RevArc system for maximum traction. The welded end caps keep out debris from the inside of the RevArc ramp.
Discount Ramps offers the RevArc UTV ramps; the model number for the UTV ramp is RevArc90HD. The RevArc UTV ramp measures 90 inches long, 64 inches wide when it’s completely open, 21 inches when completely folded, and a 6 inch height. Weighing it at a mere 48 pounds, this ramp is very easy to travel with. The extra width makes it a breeze to load all of your toys. Adult and youth models alike, this one ramp will take care of all your needs. Vehicles from 24 inches to 64.5 inches wide will scale this ramp with ease. Loading will be smooth and far superior compared to any other ramp. Oversized gate grips hold onto the tailgate.
The RevArc heavy duty UTV ramp is the first tri-fold, arched ramp in the industry. Most of the normal UTV side-by-side ramps are made with a 45 degree angle, but this ramp, with its arch, has a much safer and smoother 29 degree angle. Due to its simple to use, consumers rarely have to second guess whether the ramp is lined up with the UTV. Just position the ramp, lock the single strap, and load with confidence. Ramp twisting, sliding, or slipping is greatly reduced with a RevArc HD. UTV owners can have extra piece of mind with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Should the ramp ever malfunction from defects in workmanship or materials, it will be repaired or replaced.
The Discount Ramps model number for the 72 inch long ATV ramp is RevArc72. With an open ramp width of 55 inches and a closed width of 18 inches, this ramp is great for most of your pickup trucks and trailers. Weighing in at only 28 pounds this ramp can carry 1300 pounds safely. The storage height for the RevArch72 is only 8.5 inches, making it compact enough to slide right under most of your ATVs. The 90 inch long ATV ramp is model number RevArc90. With the same open width and closed width as the 72 inch ramp, this ramp is just longer and weighs 33 pounds.
The RevArc ATV ramp is easy to use and can load almost any ATV on the market. These ramps load vehicles with tires/axles that are spaced 21 inches to 55 inches wide. The 29 degree loading angle is much smoother and safer than all of the 45 degree angled ramps. This RevArc ramp is easy to store, with its tri-fold system that lets the RevArc be folded into thirds and slides neatly beneath your machine. This gives you flexibility when storing and loading your machine. TIG welded 6061-T-6 aluminum construction makes this one of the most durable ramps produced. The Tri-loc system leaves you without any doubts that this ramp won’t twist slide or kick back. The Tri-loc features oversized gate grips that hold on to your tailgate or trailer as well as an adjustable strap that connects your ramp to your vehicle to prevent ramp kick back or from sliding. The third part of the Tri-locs tri-fecta of safety is the specialized core that sits between the ramps and keeps them centered and secured so they do not move around. The tri-loc makes this one of the safest and easiest to use ATV ramps. Each one of these ramp ends have welded caps to keep out dirt and debris as well as raised side rails to keep you on the track when loading and unloading. Over all, these ramps are easy and safe to use and include a limited lifetime warranty.
If you are interested in learning more about these ramps please visit the RevArc website. If you are interest in purchasing the RevArc ATV/UTV tri folding ramps please visit our RevArc ATV/UTV website at Discount Ramps.
Discount Ramps is now proud to introduce a utility Ramp from Assistive Technology called the X-ramp. This ramp is specifically designed for loading and hauling ATVs, UTVs, snowmobiles, lawn equipment, dirt bikes, and utility loading. To access the ramp, all you do is lower the tail gate and extend the ramp. This X-Ramp has a 1,200 pound weight capacity and is available in five different sizes from 33 inches long to 96 inches long and in four different inside widths, from 32 inches – 54 inches. It features a unique and functional quick release attachment system that slides into rails which are mounted onto the bed of your pickup truck, cargo van, or utility trailer. A powder coated aluminum and steel finish, as well as a high resistance automotive plating is used to make the X-ramp safe, sturdy, and dependable. Another great feature of this loading ramp is that if you pull the accordion styled ramp out half way and set it down you can use the utility ramp as stairs for loading your bed or van; this is a great way to use your vehicle for dolly loading. You simply install the telescoping loading ramp, pull the gate open, and fold the ramp down then ride your motorcycle, ATV or whatever you are loading on to the ramp. This ramp eliminates any need for extra trailers making this the most unique and functional ramp on the market today!
The X-ramp is installed on to the tailgate of your truck. To install the X-Ramp utility ramp you will have to do some drilling so the rails are attached to the tailgate. The X-Ramp installation kit comes with universal mounting hardware to help you decide what is best for the make and model of your vehicle. If you ever want to have full access to the tailgate all you do is slide the hitch pin out and lift the utility ramp out.
Discount Ramps model number for this utility ramp is different for each length. Discount Ramps offers 5 different lengths to fit the multiple needs of the consumer. The 33 inch long X-Ramp that comes with 4 folding tread plates and weighs 85 pounds is model number X-Ramp-32-4. The 49 inch long X-Ramp with 6 folding tread plates and weighs 100 pounds is model number X-Ramp-32-6. The middle size offered is the 65 inch long ramp with 8 folding tread plates and weighs115 pound is model number X-Ramp-32-8. An 81 inch long ramp with 10 folding tread plates and weighing 130 pounds is model number X-Ramp-32-10. Finally, the big 96 inch long X-ramp with 12 folding tread plates that weighs 145 pounds and is model number X-Ramp-32-12. Each one of these ramps has a 1,200 pound weight capacity and folds like an accordion to help you save space. After it’s installed, this versatile ramp rides on the bed and the slider rails slide to the edge of the tailgate and extend. The X-ramp comes with all mounting hardware, step by step instructions and a “do it yourself” instructional video. A one year manufacturer’s warranty against defects is also a part of the package. This product has been reviewed as one of the best automotive products making it very easy to choose for whatever needs you may have.
Discount Ramps is also proud to offer tie down strap kits. These straps are designed specifically for securing your boat, ATV, tractor, snowmobile, or cargo load in a pickup truck bed or onto a trailer or tailgate. If you would like to know more please view our Tie-Down website. Mini ramps are also available for smaller trailers and step vans.
To learn more about the X-ramp utility ramp or to place an order visits our X Ramp utility ramp website.
Discount Ramps proudly brings you the dual fold, heavy-duty, Multipurpose UTV Loading Ramp system that has been specifically designed for loading ATVs, UTVs, Golf carts, Garden Tractors and small farm equipment. Each of these UTV dual folding aluminum UTV Ramps has a 2000 pound max capacity. The arches in these loading ramps are to take out some of the steepness while loading your machines. This makes it a lot easier for you to load up your quad as well as makes it safer. Aluminum UTV loading ramps are easy to use and safer than many other lightweight ramp loading options. These multipurpose loading ramps fold to a compact 5 5/8 inch height for easy storage. A single person can load and unload these aluminum ramps, and with a 12 degree offset in the loading ramp structure they have been engineered to allow for more ground clearance, thus eliminating almost any bottoming out. The lightweight, all aluminum serrated cross rung design gives you maximum tire traction from all UTVs in any weather condition. The UTV loading ramp is a two piece system that can be placed at many different widths to match the wheel size of your vehicle, as long as it is not over the 2000 pound capacity or has a 4 foot wheel base or less. The ramps’ two cam buckle straps provide safety and keep the ramp securely connected to the truck or trailer. The ends of the ramps that hit the ground are extruded tapered with serrated traction for maximum safety.
The MF2-12014-2000-2 Multipurpose Dual Folding UTV Loading Ramps feature two 14 inch wide folding ramps designed for loading everything from ATVs to Golf carts to UTVs which include: the Yamaha Rhino, John Deere Gator, Kubota RTV, Kawasaki Mule, and the Polaris Ranger. When you unfold this ramp it’s 120 inches long and 60.5 inches when folded for storage, per ramp. The folded height is 5 5/8th inches and has a 2,000 pound weight capacity, which means a 1,000 pound limit per UTV ramp. Both Ramps for this set weigh a total of 72 pounds or 36 pounds per quad ramp. As with many of our ATV and UTV loading ramp products, these are made in the USA and off a 1 year manufacturer warranty.
The Discount Ramps product number MF2-14414-2000-2 is a 144 inch long by 14 inch wide dual folding ramp system for ATVs, UTVs, Garden Tractors, Golf Carts and small Farm Equipment. Its folded length is 72 inches with a 1,000 pound weight limit per ramp. Each UTV ramp in this set weighs 42 pounds (84 pounds together) making it easy for one person to lift and maneuver them. As with the other multipurpose dual folding ramp, it is 28 inches wide in total or 14 inches wide per ramp. This UTV ramp also comes with a 1 year manufacture’s warranty and is made in the USA!
For more information on this ATV / UTV folding ramp system visit our website.
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