My hard core hunting family members who spend months at a time up in Montana at the cabin have gone from big heavy trucks hauling horses in the 70's and late 80's to short bed light weight 4x4 trucks hunting on foot from the farthest possible point the truck would get them - to not kidding - hauling a mid sized ATV behind a Saturn Wagon given to them for several years. Now he has a very nice Toyota full size pickup top of the line with a light weight basic camper - that has a bunk, insulation, single burner for coffee, and a heater more or less a fancy shell over the bed - and he hauls the ATV or ATV's pending who is making the trek from CA to Montana with him.4 a gallon gas forced me into an outback as opposed to a full-sized truck.
But can I use the Outback as a "hunting truck" too? Maybe attach a small trailer for hauling out the carcass?
Has anyone done this? How did the Outback perform?
HA HA. my "tent" has a woodstove in it.but the idea of having a simple bunk and basic comforts via his simple and cozy camper shell
Hostile much? If you don't approve of hunting, that's fine. No one is going to force you, but common sense would suggest you stay out of a hunting thread, and common courtesy would suggest you keep your prejudices to yourself. (Forum rules probably suggest--at a minimum--that you be civil as well.)If you ask around your trailer park you could probably find a lot of good advice from the other hunting trash.
I also preferred to use a bullet to hit the animal, much smaller and faster than trying to either poke that skunk or swinging the rifle to get those silver greys out of a tree.I much prefer a rifle for hunting. Using my Outback would likely damage the front end when I hit the animal.