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First deer season with my eBike
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
longbowbud 02-Oct-18
Scar Finga 02-Oct-18
Jaquomo 02-Oct-18
Steve Leffler 02-Oct-18
Jaquomo 02-Oct-18
WV Mountaineer 02-Oct-18
jcurri 02-Oct-18
casekiska 02-Oct-18
Lever Action 02-Oct-18
drycreek 02-Oct-18
GotBowAz 03-Oct-18
From: longbowbud
02-Oct-18
What kind of hills in your area? Only reason I keep himhawing about one is my area has some steep terrain (Buffalo County WI). That and they always seem to be behind and backordered when Im think I have convinced myself. That goes for Quietkat and Rambo

From: Scar Finga
02-Oct-18
Thanks for the update Pat! My wife loves "her" ebike, and I think it is pretty cool as well:)

From: Jaquomo
02-Oct-18
Longbowbud, I live in the central Rockies, and it doesnt get any steeper than here. My Rambo and my GF's RAD Rover will climb anything that you're capable of hanging onto a bike to ascend without tipping over backward. We went up a ridiculously steep trail on Saturday with no issues except when rocks got too big in a couple spots, and we had to walk over them. I'm sure the QuietKat will do the same.

02-Oct-18
I agree with Lou. My land is in Vermont and very steep. I have a Rambo and it can climb pretty much anything. On my property the bike is perfect and has made a huge difference.

From: Jaquomo
02-Oct-18
Longbowbud, I live in the central Rockies, and it doesnt get any steeper than here. My Rambo and my GF's RAD Rover will climb anything that you're capable of hanging onto a bike to ascend without tipping over backward. We went up a ridiculously steep trail on Saturday with no issues except when rocks got too big in a couple spots, and we had to walk over them. I'm sure the QuietKat will do the same.

02-Oct-18
I found it helpful. I also found it funny as heck picturing you wreck it. Not that I enjoy you getting hurt. The reason being, my first experience on a bike after 15 years of not riding one resulted in a huge crash that left my fishing pole broke. It wasn't as easy and care free as I remembered it as a kid.

From: jcurri
02-Oct-18
I just broke my arm on a regular bike. So pissed.

From: casekiska
02-Oct-18
Thanks for the ebike info. I am considering one and any impartial info is good to get. One question,...so you drive it out to your stand...do you drive it right to the tree...do you leave it 50 yards away...how do you handle this? How far? Do you camo cover it? Lock it?

From: Lever Action
02-Oct-18
I think the reason you missed the bear is the better story. Same thing (sort of) happened to me last year. I didn't have a bow in my hand when I should have. I had never not had my bow in my hand and I never will do it again, when I am in a place where I could (at any moment) shoot that bow and need too.

Sorry to hear you missed out but I am sure you will have more opportunities.

From: drycreek
02-Oct-18
I can see where an e-bike could be as useful as a cart, or even more so in some areas. I've been using an electric cart for years and would be lost without it. Our archery season is almost always so warm you just can't hunt afternoons without sweating profusely if you have to walk very far. Sometimes mornings are the same. It's not much fun to get to your stand with sweat running down your crack. I find that deer pay little attention to it unless they are really close. I have a box stand that I use when night hunting hogs and I've killed hogs just ten or fifteen minutes after driving to the stand and parking in the bushes behind it.

From: GotBowAz
03-Oct-18
Thanks for the review Pat. Also thanks for the reminder with not having the bow in your hand walking to your stand. I did that once before myself packing in a mile or so. Now i carry my bow on my shoulders so that I am still hands free but capable of having the bow with easy access. Your review of the Ebike was very enlightening and I can possibly see one in my future. I have a perfect spot that I need to travel 1.5 miles to before i start a mile hike in. its all up hill which is why the ebike would work out so well but smooth traveling up to a point where i must hike in. Trying like heck to get my wife to buy into the idea. Currently she wants our house re-tiled so im not winning this battle just yet. LOL Please keep your experiences with it coming.

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