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    Hunting for deer and turkeys on bicycle?

    Would hunting for deer and turkey on bicycle be a effective way to hunt? Its quieter than walking in the woods. Ive seen some turkeys riding on my bike. I imagine if I looked long enought I would see some deers. I just need to make a path in my woods for my bike to ride. I got a touring bike,a cannondale. I'll just have a bow or *** on my back then put my foot down when I see the deer and shoot it. I think it beats walking on foot,what do you think?

    Are you allowed to have a *** on your back while riding bicycle? When I did see the turkey they didnt run away. I guess cause my bike didnt make any noise that would scare them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipknot0129 View Post
    Ive seen some turkeys riding on my bike.
    Without your permission?? Shoot 'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slipknot0129 View Post
    Ive seen some turkeys riding on my bike. I imagine if I looked long enought I would see some deers.
    THAT I'd pay to see

    But I understand what you mean. In NC this would be illegal. Regs don't allow shooting from any vehicle, moving or stationary, and you have to be a certain distance from any roadway. Not to mention most hunters would consider this un-sportsman-like behavior. Then there's the safety issue of carrying broadheads or a loaded firearms on a bike if you fall. Just plain bad idea. Forget it. Now, you can, with the right precautions, ride to your trail head, then walk in. That may be doable.

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    Have you considered how you're going to transport that deer carcass on your bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerstg View Post
    Have you considered how you're going to transport that deer carcass on your bike?

    Haul it in a kiddie trailer..
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerstg View Post
    Have you considered how you're going to transport that deer carcass on your bike?
    This...thread would be better posted in the Utility forum. You'd need something like a flatbed trailer since any deer worth taking is gonna be at least 100lbs dressed.

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    Not deer or turkey, but...



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    Riding a bike through the woods is quieter than walking? Who are you, Herman Munster?
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    Well, you've got a constitutional right to hunt here in Arkansas. They just passed that into law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    Riding a bike through the woods is quieter than walking? Who are you, Herman Munster?

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    Where I live it's illegal to discharge a firearm from a vehicle. I've brought up this topic at my hunter's ed and the instructor said that as long as I'm off the bike when I take the shot it should be fine. It's an interesting idea, but I'm not sure how practical it is. Oh, and make sure you have landowner permission before going on private land and please don't discharge your firearm across a right-of-way.

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    In NC the regulations also require that you be off the ground shooting at a downward direction in some counties. The rules vary by county. You probably would need to consult with your Wildlife Resources department and talk to a warden.

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    I've known people who've caught fish from a boat. I wonder if there's any similarity.

    As a mountain bike guy, I have to comment there are probably more turkeys riding road bikes than mountain bikes. Just saying...
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    Quote Originally Posted by xizangstan View Post
    I've known people who've caught fish from a boat. I wonder if there's any similarity.

    As a mountain bike guy, I have to comment there are probably more turkeys riding road bikes than mountain bikes. Just saying...
    The A&S crowd would posit that the usual habitat for turkeys is behind the wheel of a car.
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    yu need tocheck with your local/state game warden. you can certainly adapt something to carry you bow of blunderbuss easily enough.

    this might be a good turkey ***

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    Theres no game warden where I live at. Havent heard of one out of all the people who hunt here for over 15 years. I live 10 miles out of town so nobody comes out to this area. I think i'll do it. A bow would be easier I think and it weighs less. No risk no reward. I'll probably ask the cop out here his opinion. He hunts and has a m16 fully automatic. Im probably too scared to ask though. I dont think he cares about us doing something like this,only strangers.

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    I have given the idea some thought. A problem I see is the unfamiliar trail or road you are on might have some unforeseen obstacles or bumps. You can go 20MPH on flat ground, and your head is 7ft off the ground. You could fall and bust your collarbone or something worse.

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    I looked at the oklahoma deer hunting laws dont say anything about shooting off the road being illegal. I guess I can honestly know that I think what im doing isnt illegal. The people and my cop neighbor with atv's ride on the road with guns on them and atv's arent even legal to ride on the road.

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    I spend a lot of time in the woods, hiking and hunting. I don't know how you would expect to detect the motion of a deer as you're riding through the woods. Also, stopping quickly will be much more difficult so you will miss a lot of shots at moving deer from that alone.

    Get yourself some good boots and learn to walk quietly in the woods.

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    In Illinois it would be illegal to carry a loaded and uncased *** on a bike. Just like a motor vehicle. Game warden told me so.
    However, bicycles are an excellent way to get further into hunting areas than most people care to walk. And yes, it is a quiet way to get where you're going. I don't think animals know what you are and don't get spooked as badly. Just get a guncase with a shoulder strap and you're good to go.

    But what the heck. If you are intent on breaking the law why not just get a flamethrower or a machine *** and mount it on a tripod in the bed of the good old pickup truck?
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    A bicycle is an unstable platform for firing a weapon, for this to be practical the OP would have to dismount anyway.
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    For using a bicycle while deer hunting read the Patrick McManus article, "My First Deer." I believe it is in his book titled, "A Fine and Pleasant Misery."
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    One of the areas that I take my mountain bike, technically a wilderness park, but closed Nov-Feb as original owners retained hunting rights. When open, I take a camera out - Nikon DSLR and telephoto lens - for wildlife photography. Yes, plenty of wildlife sighted in the "off-season." By the time I stop, pull my camera around for the shot, they're gone.

    Best is to bike in to a pre-determined spot (or spots) and set up. It saves a lot of hiking with equipment.

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    I must say that though I've never attempted to hunt from my bike, I used to ride in the woods a lot and I was forever "running up" on deer and other critters. Usually getting much closer than I would if I were on foot.
    It may be that animals don't "compute" the steady-rolling sound of a bike with human activity. Why not give it a try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipknot0129 View Post
    Would hunting for deer and turkey on bicycle be a effective way to hunt? Its quieter than walking in the woods. Ive seen some turkeys riding on my bike. I imagine if I looked long enought I would see some deers. I just need to make a path in my woods for my bike to ride. I got a touring bike,a cannondale. I'll just have a bow or *** on my back then put my foot down when I see the deer and shoot it. I think it beats walking on foot,what do you think?

    Are you allowed to have a *** on your back while riding bicycle? When I did see the turkey they didnt run away. I guess cause my bike didnt make any noise that would scare them.
    I use to hunt deer, squirrels and rabbits with *******s.. I was just thinking of you hunting deer on a bicycle, say with a S&W Model 29 on your hip. IMO, that be quite an experience!! We only passing this way one time, go for it!!

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