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Hunting trike
« on: November 04, 2019, 08:33:24 PM »
First outing with the trike yesterday. Built it specifically to creep along logging roads, primarily for grouse. Started life as a road trike but I gathered a bunch of parts and had a local shop assemble it all.   I hunt off a traditional bike frequently, and this is completely different.  You can absolutely creep along and not focus on balance or that big rut in the road.   Shot 2 grouse cruising on a 4 mile flat loop. The scoped Contender in a shoulder rig is easy to draw and stays out of the way when pedaling.   Fits nicely in the Tacoma bed too!

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Re: Hunting trike
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2019, 08:34:54 PM »
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Re: Hunting trike
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 07:34:24 PM »
Here’s mine.
Long flat gated roads the best.

Or drop it off high.
Drive truck down and hunt back up to bike.
Coast back to truck.

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Re: Hunting trike
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 12:04:40 PM »
Here’s mine.
Long flat gated roads the best.

Or drop it off high.
Drive truck down and hunt back up to bike.
Coast back to truck.



You're right about flat roads...   I thought my fitness level would be the constraint, but the hill climbing geometry is really bad and the back tire spins pretty easily on anything moderately steep.  I've spotted a couple other flat 3-5 mile loops on Google earth and plan to hit them Saturday.

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Re: Hunting trike
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2019, 09:45:25 PM »
I totally did this notion. I have seen some articles about using bikes to get deeper into the woods for deer but the trike idea has some appeal.

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Re: Hunting trike
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2019, 10:01:38 PM »
In my case the roads have to be not to rutted. My mike isn’t as easy as it looks. You can’t lean it like a normal bike. Ya got to steer it. I put a tow handle on the front and I can pull it real easy like a wagon.
You can shot off it as you do t have to balance it.
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Re: Hunting trike
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2019, 06:10:27 AM »
I've always wondered about a 4 wheeled two person powered rig for archery elk.

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Re: Hunting trike
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2019, 07:09:53 AM »
Added rack and basket off another bike that wasn't seeing much use.  Aluminum supports tied into the seat frame so it's nice and sturdy.  Also added a scabbard which fits the 20 gauge coach gun like a glove.


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Re: Hunting trike
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2019, 11:36:25 AM »
I've always wondered about a 4 wheeled two person powered rig for archery elk.

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