Here in Alaska most decent hunting is off the beaten path. A few miles with a backpack, hundreds of miles by plane, many many miles by boat or a fair number of miles from the highway "trailhead" by ATV/UTV. Pack animals arent practical most places here.
I'm 61 so lots of miles with a heavy backpack is getting old.
I can't afford an airplane. The put in on the Yukon River for moose is a 750+ mile drive one way & then many river miles to get out of the crowds. So a few years ago I bought a Polaris Ranger 800 6x6.
I love that rig. Goes just about anywhere, has proven reliable, & can haul a full moose and camp with a trailer. Larger tires, different clutching, winches front & rear, windshield, roof that doubles for cargo storage, overhead gun rack for long guns, etc have been added and steering stops, a snorkel kit, and fan shut-off are all sitting on the shelf & will be installed before next moose season. Crossing one river this past years moose hunt was a little dicey :o!
I put this in "hunting" not "Off topic" because I want to know about the rigs you guys use for hunting, not just playing/mudding.
What do you use, what have you done to modify it etc.
I know the area you live makes a BIG difference in what you need. The areas I hunt are either steep up & down or swampy & lots of brush. A lot different than antelope in eastern Oregon or whitetail in the east!
Mods if you think this should be moved feel free!
Vance in AK.
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