For those of you dreaming of a holiday season filled with fresh venison sausage, a freezer full of venison steaks, and a new 12-point whitetail trophy on your wall, this post is for you.
We can’t supply any guns or ammo. We can’t help you bag any deer. And we can’t tell you how to field dress one if and when you do.
But we can point you in the direction of a few good accessories to add to your utility ATV or UTV that can legitimately help you on your next hunt.
Deer and elk hunters will debate the merits of camouflage, particularly while rifle hunting as opposed to bow hunting. If, for example, you’d prefer a bright blue or pink helmet, we encourage you to go on with your bad self. So hunters—don’t shoot the messenger! Besides, the waterfowl hunters love camo.
Here are seven great hunting accessories for utility ATVs and UTVs:
Kolpin’s Gun Boot has been protecting hunting rifles and scopes of varying lengths for years. These tough, impact-resistant cases will keep your gun safe from the elements as you venture into the countryside. Unless you plan on engaging in hand-to-antler combat, keeping your weapon secure must be a top priority.
Depending on your priorities, protecting yourself ranks somewhere in the top three of things that need looked after while hunting, including your rifle and vehicle. These open-faced helmets from GMAX will allow you to set up for a shot without having to remove it. A camouflage option will help you blend into your environment.
Don’t take your ATV or UTV hunting unless you have the racks installed to haul game, tools, weapons, and any other supplies you might need on your adventure. From collapsible rear drop racks, to hard tonneau racks, to collapsible flat baskets, your geared-up machine will have even your most-polite hunting partners thinking: Nice rack.
Reduce exhaust noise by 50 percent with no discernible loss in backpressure or performance with a stealth exhaust system from Kolpin. They feature a universal design to fit virtually any vehicle, are simple to install, and will give you a ninja-like advantage in hunting country.
For those moments when you’re riding out into the country and want to camouflage your parked quad or side by side during the hunt, Dowco’s Guardian ATV covers offer a good solution. Protect your ride from the elements, while helping it better blend into the environment. Just make sure you know where to find it afterward!
The next time you’re looking to covertly drive your side by side onto hunting lands, a mossy oak camouflage exterior from AMR Racing Graphics is a good option for achieving the look you want. The forest will know you mean business. And you’ll know you look cool. That’s got to count for something.
From camouflage soft luggage and saddle bags to ATV fender bags, these camo cargo storage accessories from Rage Powersport provide another option for transporting your tools and supplies on your next hunt. These items come in a variety of lengths, widths, and heights to fit any sized utility quad.