With hunting season just around the corner most hunters are wrapping up their scouting trips and preparing for opening day. Gathering all of their hunting gear together, hitting the shooting range to dial in their scopes and using the information from their scouting trips to plan their hunt. So how can an ATV enhance your hunting trip? I found the following article does a good job of answering that question:
How an ATV Can Enhance Your Hunting Trip
By Mike Regans
In the old days, hunters had to walk long distances to reach their prey. Often, this meant leaving camp before the break of dawn, so they would have enough time to trek several miles to their tree stands or blinds. Not only did this give hunters less time in the woods, it led to exhaustion. It also limited the areas they could hunt, which made it more difficult for them to successfully locate deer, turkey, elk or whatever else they might be after.
ATVs Make Hunting Much Easier
- Less Fatigue – Instead of having to get up early to walk tens of miles to their hunting spots, modern hunters can climb aboard their ATVs and get there in a matter of minutes. This helps prevent unnecessary fatigue associated with hiking over steep ridges and through rough woodland areas.
- More Efficiency – Because they are able to easily sail across undeveloped land, ATVs allow hunters to access areas that might normally be out of reach. This opens up new possibilities, allowing hunters to follow their prey wherever they might hide out.
- More Comfort – Obviously, sore feet can make a hunting trip miserable; however, excessive walking can cause other problems as well. Because deer hunting season tends to fall in the late autumn, hunters are often forced to endure very cold weather. When they must walk long distances, people tend to work up a sweat. Unfortunately, once they reach their tree stand or blind, hunters tend to stop moving. At this point, because he or she is wet from sweat, the average hunter tends to get very cold. ATVs can help prevent this by making it much easier to get from point A to point B.
While ATVs can provide hunters with a host of benefits, they can also get them in some trouble. If you take your ATV deep into woodland areas, you’d better be sure you have survival accessories with you in case it breaks down. Likewise, it is critical that you test the battery before you head out. A dead battery can leave you stranded far from help. This can be especially scary and dangerous when night falls and temperatures plummet. Before you head out on your next hunting trip, be sure to service your all-terrain vehicle and make sure it is equipped with a new or fully-charged battery.
Mike enjoys motorsports in Jacksonville, Florida. As an authority on ATV batteries and motorcycle batteries, Mike writes features for www.motobattbatteries.com and other sites and publications.
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