Safest way to transport my crossbow while riding ?

Crossbow Hunting

Moderators: Bill T, Excalibur Marketing Dude

Post Reply
User avatar
L. E. Carroll
Posts: 1204
Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:32 pm
Location: La Center, WA

Safest way to transport my crossbow while riding ?

Post by L. E. Carroll » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:37 pm

In most state owned areas in WA state I can legally use my quad to get to and from my hunting area as long as I stay on roads and observed trails to do so { no, I don't hunt off of it even though legally I could with my disabled hunters plackard attached }.

This year for Late Elk Season I'll be spending more time in National Forests where it's illegal to drive anything that is not street legal and licensed. ( Quads and most side by sides do not qualify so ) In an attempt to save gas when commuing from camp to my hunting spots, as well as keeping my preferred hunting areas somewhat " private ", without advertising them with a parked truck or the bronco nearby ... :roll:

I bought, and plan on using, a new to me, ( almost new condition ) street legal, 2011 Yamaha TW 200 "Dual Sport" motorcycle with only 360 miles on it. :D

I'm figuring it will be much easier to " hide " once near my area, as well as quieter to get around on, while having both head and tail lights available for safety when going out or comming back in the dark.

So, I hunt mostly with a Micro, which this year will be my new 355. How do you who travel with a crossbow on a motorized bike, reccommend safely transporting it ? On the bars in a type of gun rack, on my back with a sling or perhaps buy or fabricate a rear rack and strap it on back there ?

Any ideas will be appreciated.
Gene
Camo Micro 335 gen. ll " w/ XB30 SR Pro
Camo Micro 355 w/ XB30 SR Pro & TT trigger
Camo Matrix 380 W/ Crossbones scope & a Boo trigger
all w/Camo Munch mounts
Sweet 44 yr. old 73 Bronco
Scamp tralier

sproulman
Posts: 1614
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:10 pm
Location: PA WILDS AREA

Re: Safest way to transport my crossbow while riding ?

Post by sproulman » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:50 pm

Gene, some use crossbow hard case ,others just lay it on their legs ..

flightattendant100
Posts: 3766
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:06 pm
Location: Ft. Worth, Texas

Re: Safest way to transport my crossbow while riding ?

Post by flightattendant100 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:39 am

One of the backpacks that holds a crossbow?

mr meat
Posts: 3972
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:40 pm
Location: Waterdown-- Ontario

Re: Safest way to transport my crossbow while riding ?

Post by mr meat » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:17 am

flightattendant100 wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:39 am
One of the backpacks that holds a crossbow?
Think this is your best option
vixen 11
exoct 175 with Aging custom stock #27
exocet 200
matrix 355
Micro Camo 335
Micro Nightmare 335
380 Lynx
BJ custom arrows
Boo string on vixen

User avatar
xcaliber
Posts: 8535
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:35 pm
Location: NW Indiana

Re: Safest way to transport my crossbow while riding ?

Post by xcaliber » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:29 am

Yep. Backpack style bow holder. Gene, there are some good cinch straps available in various lengths that I use for my climbing stands. They can be found at many hardware stores, and on eBay. The cinch buckle is metal, and close all the way down. Be generous on the length, and they hold like a gorilla. Cheap, and effective!
Matrix 355 (Trixxi) Redfield Revenge 2.5 Trigger Tech
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Nikon Bolt XR Single Stage Trigger Tech
Kodabow Scout (Karma) MFO Tagged Out Sights.
Micro 355 (Jinx) Crossbones. TT Single Stage, Munch Mount
My own Killer Strings and Arrows.

User avatar
mikej
Posts: 5667
Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:38 pm
Location: ontario

Re: Safest way to transport my crossbow while riding ?

Post by mikej » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:38 am

I'd go back pack also
If guns cause crime, all of mine are defective

hankenhunter
Posts: 2701
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:21 pm
Location: Thompson/Nicola, British Colombia

Re: Safest way to transport my crossbow while riding ?

Post by hankenhunter » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:48 pm

I've been using my mountain bike to hunt. I just sling my bow across my shoulders. When I finally find a Honda CT 90 or 110 I will do the same. I glued a piece of foam to the grip butt so it didn't reduce my spine to rubble. Works pretty good. Good luck.
Hank
2010 Equinox The "Beast"
Big John's Zombies with helical blazers
S-5 string stoppers
150 gr. boltcutters, 145 gr. Saunders blunts
Varizone scope
Vixen master string
DaGriz knife

User avatar
Kegbelly
Posts: 1576
Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:04 pm

Re: Safest way to transport my crossbow while riding ?

Post by Kegbelly » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:15 pm

I used to ride my mountain bike on forest roads and fire roads with my Exo slung on my back, not super comfortable but it was ok. But that was at bicycle speeds. If you'll be riding at road speeds to get to your hunting area, that method would get old real fast and its probably not real safe if things go to moving and bouncing around on you on the trails (and they will). I'd go with a good backpack carrier or have a mount made to go somewhere on the bike.
Matrix 380
18" Zombies, 400 gr w/ 125 gr Magnus Stingers & Lumenoks
Exomag
20" Zombies, 380 gr w/ 100 gr Magnus Stingers

User avatar
L. E. Carroll
Posts: 1204
Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:32 pm
Location: La Center, WA

Re: Safest way to transport my crossbow while riding ?

Post by L. E. Carroll » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:42 am

Thanks for all of the good ideas. :D

I had a like new Bolt "crossbow" style back pack show up today, that I picked up for a great price from a forum member...

I'm going to get it set up tomorrow with a micro attached and go for a test ride. :wink:

Gene
Camo Micro 335 gen. ll " w/ XB30 SR Pro
Camo Micro 355 w/ XB30 SR Pro & TT trigger
Camo Matrix 380 W/ Crossbones scope & a Boo trigger
all w/Camo Munch mounts
Sweet 44 yr. old 73 Bronco
Scamp tralier

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Shoebuck and 37 guests