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Old 01-16-2012, 09:26 AM
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Re: Antelope hunting vehicle

I take my 4wd F150 and just suck it up at the pump. I have mud terrain tires and even at that last fall there was a large chunk of the unit I had to stay out of for a day. Most of the county roads I have been down could be pretty hard on a car if you were not extremely careful. I didn't check mileage this past year but drove a bit over 3000 miles and the gas cost was around $600.00. Who knows where prices will be next fall. I would recommend a set of chains too.

Bob
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:33 AM
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Re: Antelope hunting vehicle

We always use a 4x4 PU out there and we even needed chains on all four wheels a couple times last year. If you have never been off the main roads out there, and there aren't that many when you're hunting, you can't believe how bad it can get with just a little bit of moisture on them.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:51 PM
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Re: Antelope hunting vehicle

Thanks guys, sounds like will be taking my truck, hopefully gas prices will go down by this fall
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:14 PM
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hopefully gas prices will go down by this fall
I sure hope so!
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:03 PM
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You never know what will happen. Prices here is sw MI went steadily down until they were at $3 a gallon for a week or two and then all of a sudden two weeks ago there were two big jumps and it's back to almost $3.70 now. That does not bode well for the summer vacation folks or us hunters next Fall.
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:35 PM
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Re: Antelope hunting vehicle

Depends where you're hunting. I've hunted out of a Subaru (lez-baru!) for antelope for years with no problems. 25/29 mpg is nice. However, I foot hunt on public land where there are no roads, so I just park next to the fence and jump over and I'm free of crowds. if I was taking two tracks and dirt roads all the time I'd keep your pickup. A car would be a disaster.

My suby looks funny with a few antelope strapped to the roof rack but I don't give a crap. I even took my wife's Toyota Camry with a few freezers in the trunk and bone out the 'lopes and threw the meat in with some ice. Over 30 mpg, Good to go.

If the weather sucks I take the GMC and eat sack lunches for a few weeks to make up the bucks.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:17 AM
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My suby looks funny with a few antelope strapped to the roof rack but I don't give a crap. I even took my wife's Toyota Camry with a few freezers in the trunk and bone out the 'lopes and threw the meat in with some ice. Over 30 mpg, Good to go..[/QUOTE]

You should have seen the looks I got with a treestand and two deer heads on top of my suzuki car driving through chicago.
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