Hunting out of a non-truck

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by theprofessor, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. theprofessor

    theprofessor 6 pointer

    Oct 14, 2013
    Season's over, time for wide-ranging topics.

    Anybody else hunt out of something other than a pick-up? For hunting, seems like there's a couple real big plusses to the truck:

    1. Ability to go off-road
    2. Easy to throw a whole deer in the box

    These days I don't need to go off road in a vehicle much, and I tend to cut up a deer and put it in a cooler before leaving a spot. And I can't really justify buying a vehicle just for the 15 or 20 days I hunt each year. But I do kinda miss my Silverado.

    Thoughts about hunting vehicles? Have you found anything else that works?
  2. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 10 pointer

    Sep 1, 2011
    Eubank, Ky
    When I'm not hunting I'm pulling a boat to go fishing or UTV to ride so a truck is a must. I have had one since I was 17 with the exception of about 10 days and wouldn't you know, came a snow and got stuck in the ride i had. Swore i would never be without again!!:D
  3. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    I've never not owned a truck so I couldn't tell you.
  4. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    Aug 23, 2011
    I had two SUVs and hunting was a pain. Hauling stands especially. Had many deer in them, no biggie there. I’ll never be without a truck again.
  5. Mainbeam

    Mainbeam 12 pointer

    Jul 7, 2012
    Why would any free man not own a truck?
  6. timer

    timer 10 pointer

    Feb 20, 2013
    La Grange
    My first hunting "vehicle" was a 1960 Ford Galaxie 500. It looked just like the squad car on the Andy Griffith Show - only it was solid black. Hotter than blazes in the summer (no a/c back in the day). Three speed on the column. Had a back seat you could sleep on and a huge trunk. I bought it for $50 bucks at my great uncle's estate sale when I was 15.

    For hunting, I had a small wash tub (didn't leak) that I could throw into the trunk. I only got one deer (single shot 12 ga with a slug - very stupid deer) while I had this vehicle and - as was the way back in the day - I tied him on the trunk and hauled him over to an old hillbilly (term used with great respect) who helped me cut him up.

    The moral of the story is that you can make any vehicle work....A FWD pick-up is great, but not absolutely necessary.
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  7. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

    Oct 25, 2013
    Washington County
    For hunting I use my little jeep more than my truck anymore. Of course, I couldn't care less about what gets thrown in the back of it
  8. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

    Nov 21, 2006
    Fisherville, KY
    this ^^^^^
  9. invasion36

    invasion36 10 pointer

    Aug 29, 2013
    Kenton Co
    Real men drive trucks. Lol. It’s funny this thread comes up as my oldest son wants to hunt more but having a car makes it harder for him. He has 2 actually. A BMW and an Infinity. Won’t go hunting unless my youngest son ( who has a truck) goes along. Trucks just make things easier. Look at the guys on The Hunting Public on YouTube. They finally bought a truck to use for hunting instead of there cars.
  10. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

    Apr 2, 2012
    I thought you were talking about hunting out if a truck.
  11. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

    Oct 25, 2013
    Washington County
    Where's BG at??
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  12. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    Aug 23, 2011
  13. Grago

    Grago 10 pointer

    Dec 13, 2016
    Gas mileage not to good, if your going far

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  14. muddhunter

    muddhunter 12 pointer

    Oct 18, 2005
    My buddy has always had a Nissan suv or a full size bronco. Neither has seen a deer in it. He has one of those cargo carriers that plug into a tow hitch. I myself have never been without a truck and can’t imagine not having one. Guess who gets called when it’s time to move ladder stands?
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  15. Be rough hunting without one,but could be done

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