Recently electric fat-tire bikes have entered the realm of hunting. The ATA show this year featured a few different national brands of these bikes being marketed specifically at the hunting community. Sticking with my mantra of being hyper-local, I was able to get my hands on entry level Shooter-750 manufactured by a company called Huntin’ Wheelz based right here in Clare, Michigan. This electric hunting bike’s specs equal or exceed the brands with the bigger marketing budgets but at a fraction of the cost.
About the color: you see a lot of camouflage-theme paint jobs on hunting gear. I prefer a bright paint color for two reasons: first, it makes the bike easier for me to find, especially under low light conditions; second, if something happens to me, a search party will be able to spot the bike and look for me.
Club racing this weekend – yeehah! KIDS CROSS COUNTRY RIDE DATE: Sunday 21st May, 2017. TIME: Registration 7:30 -8:30am. Ride to start at 9am. (Note that this is the same time as the main XC race, but it will be on a different course and will be run by a couple of the committee members – the help of any parents or other family members not racing would be appreciated). LOCATION: AWABA. RACE FORMAT: Set number of laps around the kids / development course. GRADES: This is aimed to provide a participation event for young children up to approximately 12 years of age who are not competent to race on the full track. COST: Junior Riders (14 Years and under) – Free. However, the child must be an MTBA member or purchase a day licence or sign up for the free trial licence**. HMBA CROSS COUNTRY RACE DATE: Sunday 21st May, 2017. TIME: Registration 7:30 -8:30am. Race to start at 9am. LOCATION: AWABA. RACE FORMAT: Set number of laps – to be advised Sunday morning once the track has been set. GRADES: Men: A, B, C and D grade and Juniors. Women: A, B, C and D COST: Senior Riders (over 18) – $15. Junior Riders (15 – 18 year old inclusive) – $10. Junior Riders (14 Years and under) – Free. + $25 Day Licence for Non MTBA Members ** VOLUNTEERS: If you can help out on the day with timekeeping, it would be most appreciated. DOWNHILL DATE: Sunday 21st May, 2017. TIME: Registration 8:45am to 10am. Shuttles Start 9:00am. Racing starts 12:00pm No Private Shuttles! LOCATION: AWABA: Track – Full Monkey COST: $35. MTBA Members (Please have Licence at sign on) + $25 Day Licence for Non MTBA Members ** VOLUNTEERS: If any Mum, Dad or friend is able to give us a hand with timing, driving shuttles etc, please see the guys at the sign on tent.
The scabbard is both awesome and frustrating. Forever I have been just slinging the 12 gauge over my back. The first time I put the gun on the scabbard was freeing. It felt so good to get that blasted thing off my back and on the bike.
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When turkey hunting odor is not an issue but for deer, predators, etc. using an electric bike would eliminate sweating, be quieter and reduce scent from boots verses walking. My walk ins are not bad but on public land the bike could get a hunter deeply in as well as reduce odor. However, In Arkansas I do not believe any motorized vehicle is allowed in our Ozark or Ouachita National Forests?
I bought an electric bike mainly for hunting purposes earlier this year. Due to the motor size of 750 watts, it is not considered a motorized vehicle like a motorcycle where I live in the Rocky Mountains. No idea what the regs are in other states. It is considered a bicycle and can therefore be used just about anywhere on public land. Great way to go when you are covering tens of thousands of acres. Going from a week to a day to cover one of the ranches I hunt.
Scouting, and especially tending to game cameras used for scouting during the summer is a great use for a fat tire e-bike. The video shows just how scent free you can remain riding one of these. You could even do better by wearing gloves 🙂
I bought this go-kart for my daughters about a year and a half ago or maybe it was 2-1/2 years ago who knows. It sits in our garage and has barely been used. Its a constant source of headache and I wish I could go back in time and convince myself to NOT buy this go-kart. I HATE when my kids want to use it because just as the case today, I couldn’t get the thing to start. If there was a way I knew to lemon law it,..simply return it for a refund, I would do so. It has so many problems that they never seem to end. It would start OK when we had just purchased the go-kart but you always had to have someone sitting behind the wheel pushing on the accelerator or the engine would die,…no idling with this go-kart without it dying. Also, the right rear tire has never held air long. I think the recommended age for this go-kart is 14+ but it is really designed for about an 8 year old. While the kart has knobby tires indicating it could travel off road, my daughter who was 7 at the time and 42lbs could not drive it off road up a moderate incline in the grass without needing one of us to push. And while the go-kart will pull my 12 year old on pavement, at 5’3″ she can barely fit into the go-kart with the seat all the way back. The turning on the go-kart is very poor, the right front tire is almost bald because the other front tire doesn’t touch the ground and I called the company about these problems and to their credit, even though they told me it was past the 90 day limit they did send me a replacement for the tire that goes flat but they then told me I’d have to find an engine shop and pay to have the tire put on. They also told me to go on their website and follow videos to clean out the carburetor which might help with the engine failing and terrible power. I might be able to change my car’s tire but I am not a mechanic and the company needs to do more than send a piece of junk to me and expect me to fix it. I hate the disappointed look in my kid’s eyes.
Rick has been designing and fabricating beautiful and unique steel frames since the early 90’s. He builds every frame himself, with the same focus and simplicity that he started with since the early days. From his small shop outside of Santa Cruz, each frame is brought to life and then cheerfully passed to it’s owner with a fond appreciation for the adventures that await.
The scabbard is built as a transport for guns and bows and not for quick removal and hunting while under way. The actual rubber mounts for the guns are geared toward sleek weapons and not a short stubby shotgun and I have had to improvise the upper attachment.
CB4 is equipped with full range gearing, all-condition disc brakes and a wide handlebar for control even while loaded. The frame has attachment points for a rear rack and water or fuel bottle cages. The fork has additional attachment points to expand carrying capacity. We are also proud to say that the Cogburn CB4 is designed and assembled in the USA.
Despite the suggestion from our regular entry coordinator and timekeeper that we shift it to the afternoon (even though he is living the highlife in France and won’t be coming anyway), rest assured that the trails remain firmly in place at world-renowned Cooranbong and this is merely a… Facebook glitch caused by an unowned page.
Our All Terrain electric fat bike is the ideal electric bike for hunting thanks to it’s whisper-quiet operation, 20+ mile range on throttle only and 28 mph top speed. The 4″ tires are ready to roll smoothly over all types of terrain from soft mud to deep snow. See how we’re quickly changing the game for hunters all across America with our affordable and high quality electric fat bike.
thanks for the article and the tip on the panniers. I started thinking about riding my mtn bike to hunt with when I once rode my bike into a herd of mule deer that had NO idea I was coming until I was in the middle. Luckily, none ran me over in the chaos that ensued. A buddy and I took a couple elk hunting a few years ago http://electricbikediscounts.com though we didn’t get our elk (we got our shot, just not an elk), we could clearly see where the ATV tracks stopped and we were solo in the forest.
Over the past few years we’ve immensely enjoyed sharing the backcountry with you, but the time has come for Cogburn to close our doors. We would like to thank you for all of your support, and for sharing your stories and experiences with us. Please know that we will continue to support all in-field products and wish you the best in your pursuit of the outdoors.
The 29 inch wheels are great for rolling down obstacle-strewn trails and forest roads. The year we hunted in the volcanic Centennial Range, with its heavy clay soil, I did learn about mud. Again. I think production models will be built on a wider BB shell with more mud clearance. The newer bikes are being built to accomodate a 3-inch wide 29er tire, front and rear.
Getting to remote stands usually requires entering into the woods well before daylight; getting out requires long walks in the dark. Neither scenario makes for a silent passage. Striking a compromise between a quiet approach and a quick advance can be difficult — which is exactly what a mountain bike can offer.
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The base frame is welded or fillet brazed (your choice), heat-treated chrome moly (Columbus Zona or TruTemper Verus) with the same tube sizes as the Vida Loca BMX bikes. Chainstays and seatstays are .75″ x .035″ aircraft grade chrome moly. Cable routing is standard Thursday, triple stops under the top tube, with a top-pull front derailleur.
I love the CB4 and what it means for future tools that allow me to easily hunt from a bike. I hope that means more innovative scabbards, gun racks, frame bags, panniers and trailers designed for hunting.
Of course, a bike simplifies pre-season scouting as well. One of my favorite deer-related activities is a last-minute “speed-scouting” venture undertaken about a week before the season starts. I quickly beat a path across the property, checking cameras, surveying acorn crops, and looking for bucks’ hoof prints at creek crossings. My feeling is that the less time I spend in the woods scouting, the less likely I’ll be to spook deer. Scouting by bike allows me to accomplish in a few hours what might take days to do on foot.
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A couple of issues I see with the use of the bikes: First of all, once I arrive at my treestand, I need to find a place to hide it so it doesn’t attract the attention of deer. Secondly, when I have a lot of gear to haul in and out, will the bike and trailer be able to handle it all? Will I be able to pull a deer out with the bike, or will it mean one more trip back and forth to my truck?
I purchased this bike to replace a mongoose Ledge 2.1 from Walmart. (lasted only 12 miles then fell apart). Although the bike came with crappy tires, front forks AND shock did not match the product description. i am still happy with it overall. It looks cool and rides very well for being so inexpensive. EASY ASSEMBLY.
Fast: While you may be a little slower on a bike than on an ATV, it’s definitely better than walking. On a recent Mule Deer hunting South Dakota, using a bike saved me hours in walking time. We walked an area one morning then rode there that afternoon. To walk took us about an hour; riding back after filtering water and eating lunch took us 15 minutes.
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The first order of business: Lose all the shine. After removing all the decals, I lightly sanded the finish and wiped the bike down thoroughly with acetone; then, every surface from which light could reflect was covered with olive-drab spray paint. My ride looked cooler already.
Suddenly, movement to my left broke my concentration. A patch of brown was moving through the trees, leisurely working its way towards me. Within a few minutes, a mature doe had closed the gap between us to within 30 yards of my stand.
If you are concerned about the speed and power of an electric bike, pay attention to the motor size. Electric motor size is measured in watts and usually ranges between 250 and 750. When deciding on the appropriate amount of wattage, think about factors like the weight of the rider and the desired speed and terrain for the bike. If your child will mostly be on a flat surface, lower wattage should suffice; if they are planning to ride up and down hills, look for a bike with a larger motor.