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Howdy Honda friends,

Some of you have expressed interest in what the terrain is like that I ride here in Northeastern Arizona. Truthfully, it varies a LOT any direction I go, but immediately surrounding the community I live in, this is the sort of terrain I ride most frequently.

This video represents a recent ride out to pick up a trail camera, from the time I leave asphalt until I am near the camera, then some of the return trip taking a different route.

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What are you hunting down there. Deer season is coming soon here and I haven't put out my camera yet, always running behind these days.
 

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nice video, and its amazing to me how almost all of them trails are JUST one atv like wide, around here m it seems every trail is 2+ wide, as so many seem to need to ride side by side to yap as they go, and hand each other beers or?? LOL

and man looks very dry out your way, that's a huge change of scenery to me, I cannot seem to go more than 3 days here without rain this past, now summer/ and then spring and winter, too, were super rainy!
were a few feet now above average in rainfalls this yr!
but sure looks like you have a lot of places to travel legally on an atv, must be nice!!!
 

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What are you hunting down there. Deer season is coming soon here and I haven't put out my camera yet, always running behind these days.
Cow elk, October. My brother got drawn this year, but he lives three hours away, so I'm doing all of the spotting for him. It's fun. We both took cow elk in the same hunt/unit last year.
 

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nice video, and its amazing to me how almost all of them trails are JUST one atv like wide, around here m it seems every trail is 2+ wide, as so many seem to need to ride side by side to yap as they go, and hand each other beers or?? LOL

and man looks very dry out your way, that's a huge change of scenery to me, I cannot seem to go more than 3 days here without rain this past, now summer/ and then spring and winter, too, were super rainy!
were a few feet now above average in rainfalls this yr!
but sure looks like you have a lot of places to travel legally on an atv, must be nice!!!
Yep, fairly dry here. Just now we are starting to get our summer monsoons. Mud is rarely an issue for me. I wouldn't mind if it were a little greener, which it is if I go 30 mins south. There is little population here, and lots of space/land, so yes it's heaven for ATVs.
 

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Nice video ..... great looking country !
A little off topic ..... apologies.
The elk 'rut' here in British Columbia is early September. Impregnated cows wandering around in October.
Just wondering if it's the same where you are, and why the biologists would deem it 'good' to harvest a valuable animal like an impregnated cow ?

Lots of Roosevelt elk here this year ......
Again, thanks for the great video !
 

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Nice video ..... great looking country !
A little off topic ..... apologies.
The elk 'rut' here in British Columbia is early September. Impregnated cows wandering around in October.
Just wondering if it's the same where you are, and why the biologists would deem it 'good' to harvest a valuable animal like an impregnated cow ?

Lots of Roosevelt elk here this year ......
Again, thanks for the great video !
MAC, we have elk here in PA(believe it or not LOL)
and yes they allow for pregnant cows here to be killed as well
I think MOST places do, they take this into account when they issue tags, and its about controlling numbers
same can be said for out deer hunts, and heck our bear hunts too for that matter.

I don't think the game dept's care that much to be honest, they just set goals, and see how next yr numbers are and adjust from there, a lot has to do with HOW many get harvested and then winter survival , so they really just make harvest amounts wanted following season, come spring time and they do there basic counts of numbers??

I would think they would do the same up your way too, to be honest, its a rather standard practice of game depts all over??
 

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Howdy Honda friends,

Some of you have expressed interest in what the terrain is like that I ride here in Northeastern Arizona. Truthfully, it varies a LOT any direction I go, but immediately surrounding the community I live in, this is the sort of terrain I ride most frequently.

This video represents a recent ride out to pick up a trail camera, from the time I leave asphalt until I am near the camera, then some of the return trip taking a different route.

I love my Honda Rancher!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWZFeZ5i90o
Curious, the gate you open and then pass through is that yours or is that the level of "access" enjoyed in that area to ride? I do like the videos...
 

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Nice video ..... great looking country !
A little off topic ..... apologies.
The elk 'rut' here in British Columbia is early September. Impregnated cows wandering around in October.
Just wondering if it's the same where you are, and why the biologists would deem it 'good' to harvest a valuable animal like an impregnated cow ?

Lots of Roosevelt elk here this year ......
Again, thanks for the great video !
The rut really hits hear around October, but I don't have a good answer to your question. I did enjoy the hunt, it was a learning experience and also a touching experience. I appreciate all red meat that I consume much more now, having taken the life of the animal myself, and cleaned the animal myself. I saw and felt the price that was paid for those hamburgers/steaks/sausages I eat.
 
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Howdy Honda friends,

Some of you have expressed interest in what the terrain is like that I ride here in Northeastern Arizona. Truthfully, it varies a LOT any direction I go, but immediately surrounding the community I live in, this is the sort of terrain I ride most frequently.

This video represents a recent ride out to pick up a trail camera, from the time I leave asphalt until I am near the camera, then some of the return trip taking a different route.

I love my Honda Rancher!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWZFeZ5i90o
Curious, the gate you open and then pass through is that yours or is that the level of "access" enjoyed in that area to ride? I do like the videos...
Gates like this are all over the countryside. They exist to keep cattle in/out of sections of leased land, in the forest and elsewhere. And yes, the understanding is that you leave it how you found it. I went on a long ride this morning, and went through four gates during the ride.
 

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Howdy Honda friends,

Some of you have expressed interest in what the terrain is like that I ride here in Northeastern Arizona. Truthfully, it varies a LOT any direction I go, but immediately surrounding the community I live in, this is the sort of terrain I ride most frequently.

This video represents a recent ride out to pick up a trail camera, from the time I leave asphalt until I am near the camera, then some of the return trip taking a different route.

I love my Honda Rancher!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWZFeZ5i90o
Curious, the gate you open and then pass through is that yours or is that the level of "access" enjoyed in that area to ride? I do like the videos...
Gates like this are all over the countryside. They exist to keep cattle in/out of sections of leased land, in the forest and elsewhere. And yes, the understanding is that you leave it how you found it. I went on a long ride this morning, and went through four gates during the ride.
I, like others here are envious of that level of freedom to ride, especially directly from home... Do enjoy:)
 

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Curious, the gate you open and then pass through is that yours or is that the level of "access" enjoyed in that area to ride? I do like the videos...
Gates like this are all over the countryside. They exist to keep cattle in/out of sections of leased land, in the forest and elsewhere. And yes, the understanding is that you leave it how you found it. I went on a long ride this morning, and went through four gates during the ride.
I, like others here are envious of that level of freedom to ride, especially directly from home... Do enjoy:)
I accept your invitation. I commit. :)
 

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Gates like this are all over the countryside. They exist to keep cattle in/out of sections of leased land, in the forest and elsewhere. And yes, the understanding is that you leave it how you found it. I went on a long ride this morning, and went through four gates during the ride.
I, like others here are envious of that level of freedom to ride, especially directly from home... Do enjoy:)
I accept your invitation. I commit. :)
As stated, enjoy the ride and look for to some "Winter" pictures and riding videos...
 

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