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The 2016 Honda Pioneer 1000 is simply amazing

There are those brands that are synonymous with quality. You probably have a few of them in your gun cabinet, and probably one in the driveway, too. When it comes to power sports vehicles, Honda is the oldest name in the business. After all, they did invent the ATV. With much of the market for all-terrain vehicles dominated by side-by-sides, it was only a matter of time before Honda made the leap with a vehicle they felt would make an impact and get a lot of attention. Continue reading

The 2016 Can Am Defender goes on the offensive

The side-by-side market is getting pretty crowded these days, with manufacturers looking for new ways to scrape out a share. For outdoors men and women, the utility/recreation area is prime real estate. These are the machines that are designed for work first and some play. We want something that can put in food plots, haul stands and do chores around the property, and then have a good time scouting and maybe doing a little exploring during the off season. Can Am worked hard to develop a machine that fits into this area, and with the 2016 Defender, they knocked it out of the park. Continue reading

Can Am adds 2016 Defender MAX to the family

The tough, capable and clever Can-Am Defender family of side-by-side vehicles gives drivers a leg up over the competition in the agricultural, hunting and outdoor market segments. The addition of the new Defender MAX family offers comfortable seating for up to six adults, unmatched versatility with its pick-up truck-inspired features and enhanced stability from its 115.5-in. (293.4 cm) long chassis. Continue reading

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  • First Ride: 2017 Kawasaki Mule SX XC, Jun 29, 2016

    The 2017 Kawasaki Mule SX XC offers a lot of capability in a smaller UTV package.

    Kawasaki Mules are widely known for being a workhorse UTV that can handle any chore. You’ve probably read about the flagship Pro FX and Pro FXT right here on OutdoorHub, so you know that they’ve been favorites of mine for some time now. They are one of the better choices for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts, offering up a great deal of cargo capacity and power. For those that don’t need a machine as large as the Pro series, Kawasaki has another option – the Mule SX...

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  • Hunt Smarter with Help from ATVs and Side-by-Sides, Jun 03, 2016

    UTV beauty 6-3-16

    The old adage of “hunt smarter, not harder” rings true today. It’s in the nature of the modern hunter to view things that way. That’s not to say today’s hunters don’t have to put in the time, effort and sweat to get everything out of a wild game pursuit. But certain advancements in gear have made it easier to enjoy the hunt that much more. Case and point: ATVs and UTVs (side-by-sides) make many aspects of hunting better and more enjoyable for a wider range of hunters. When the idea of land management first took hold in the hunting world, the natural gravitation toward the ATV as...

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  • First Ride: New 2017 Polaris Sportsman Big Boss 6X6 570 EPS, Jun 03, 2016

    The 2017 Polaris Sportsman Big Boss is one of the better tools for land management to come from the ATV industry in recent years.

    Hunters and farmers have long used ATVs as land management tools, and with good reason. The machines are easy to operate, do many tasks including some that used to require a tractor, and are even a little bit of fun to ride. There are limitations, though. Payload has always been an issue. For land management, it can be a big issue. This is one of the many reasons for the exploding popularity of the UTV or side-by-side. You do get a whole lot more cargo capacity with a UTV. What you lose, however, is the nimble, go-anywhere capability of an ATV. Even the skinniest UTV is wider than an ATV....

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  • First Ride: Bad Boy Off Road Stampede 900, May 19, 2016

    Bad Boy Off Road, formerly known for just electric UTVs, is ready to make some noise with the all-new Stampede 900 4x4.

    Bad Boy is no stranger to the hunting community. Under the Bad Boy Buggies flag, they were known for the electric, camo-clad side-by-side vehicles made famous by my friend Michael Waddell and his partners at Bone Collector. Of course, terms such as “golf cart on steroids” have been used to describe the quiet machines, but they are much more than that. Still, the image most sportsmen have of a Bad Boy is an electric hunting vehicle – a machine that doesn’t interest those hunters who want and need a gas-powered side-by-side. Bad Boy decided it was time to make some noise. It’s a...

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  • Last Minute Gear and Prep for Turkey Season Success, Apr 20, 2016

    It's turkey season already? Here are some last minute gear suggestions.

    It’s here! Winter is gone and it’s time to get out into the woods and chase longbeards around. Is there any other springtime activity that is more fun than turkey hunting? Just any other season, you need to do your pre-hunt prep work. It’s also a great reason to go buy some new gear. And who doesn’t like new hunting gear? Gunning for toms The first thing that must be done is patterning your shotgun. It doesn’t matter if...

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