Is it worth it...ATV
12/3/14 @ 11:31 AM
Until just a few days ago I was considering a new ATV, still have a thread going here about which one to buy. I just found out that it is illegal to use an ATV on the paper company land where I hunt. No more retrieval of deer, or hauling in or out stands with the use of an ATV unless on roads regularly maintained. Not much else I do with an ATV, it was a tool for deer hunting which has been effectively eliminated by Blandin Paper Company. Just another loss of personal freedoms.
12/17/14 @ 11:16 AM
12/13/14 @ 7:24 PM
12/12/14 @ 8:52 PM
If one rides in they all ride in. I've heard the following a few times and seen it once. A guy goes into the woods during Muzzleloader season, parks his truck where he shouldn't have been and walks to his stand. A while later he hears what he thought were shots fired. Wrong, those were his tires exploding. It seems that his catalytic converter and dry grass didn't get along. I seen the truck afterward, couldn't even tell what make it was. Also being far enough back that the F.D. had a hard time getting there. Yes, the DNR did fine him on top of that. I don't know what his insurance company thought or if he had a loan on it.
essox, this was in Adams county (Rome).
12/12/14 @ 10:06 AM
12/11/14 @ 8:52 PM
12/11/14 @ 4:00 PM
Oh, and by the way, without the deer hunting application, it's not worth buying. It was a very useful tool to retrieve a harvested deer and to also bring portables in and out.
That's pretty much what I needed a 4-wheeler for.
12/10/14 @ 10:52 AM
Never said it wasn't a good thing for deer, just don't like the way they leave the woods now. In years past loggers would make wind rows and at least attempt to clean up whats left behind, and that too was a good thing for wildlife. Sheeesh!
And not everybody has money to buy their own land!!!!
12/9/14 @ 5:07 PM
What was once public land.....big businees owns all the rights.....You are prime candidate to buy your own land and do with it as you see fit. Or, hunt this property and abide by the rules. Logging is a good thing for deer. sheeeesh...
12/8/14 @ 1:09 PM
12/8/14 @ 1:00 PM
Allowing atv's would mean ALL atv's... not just you dragging your deer out. I assume you wouldn't be thrilled if a group showed up to ride up and down the logging roads while you were hunting. Less atv's on public or public used property is a good thing in my mind. (Except designated times and trails). And this "mess" left by loggers, which I assume was tree tops not garbage, is what allows regrowth. Deer can't chew the new trees to pieces if they can't get at them.