Is there any way to make my ATV quieter so I don't run off all the deer when heading to the stand?
Ha ha- I didn'y pay $7,000 to let mine sit in camp. And on 7,000 acres, you may have to leave REALLY early to get to your blind based on where you hunt. If I remember, it's close to 4 miles from camp to blind. Closer for some , further for others.Sean Hoffmann said:Leaving it at camp completely solves your problem.
They say that to keep some D.A. from wandering off into the brush and either getting lost, or wandering into someone elses hunting area and getting shot.Timmon said:I've always been of the belief that if you drive it often on the property it shouldn't scare off most deer. The buck that you're looking for typically knows what a human sounds like when he's on foot. So long as he hasn't been able to associate you with the atv it shouldn't affect you. Ever notice when you go on a guided hunt and they drop you off at the blind/stand and every outfitter says the same thing. "Don't get out of the blind/stand till I come back for you". Of course this is only my opinion but it works for me.
Disclaimer: A glass pack on your atv nullifies advice...