Yamaha Outdoors Tips — Using Four-Wheelers This Spring

Your Yamaha four-wheeler can help you haul gear and even turkeys this spring season. (Steve Hickoff photo)

By Steve Hickoff 

This spring turkey season is about two-thirds over: done or nearly done down south, but just starting up north; especially in the northeast where it just opened. We’ve got some good weeks of hunting to go.

Three ways to enjoy your Yamaha ATV or Side by Side in the outdoors this spring follow here: 


Look at any turkey hunting specialty catalogue and you’ll notice two things right away: hunting blinds and decoys are promoted as the two trending gear items. Yep, you can lug both on your back in specially designed carry cases. You can also haul them on the back of your four wheels.


Maybe you don’t spring turkey hunt; or maybe you do down south and you’re done. Either way, it’s time to rig up your spin-, bait- or fly-casting rod and enjoy the season at hand. There’s no better way to access distant angling locations (always check regulations first) than with your rig.


Hardcore waterfowl hunters erect wood duck nesting boxes, train retrievers, carve decoys and make blinds in the off-season to keep their steady pace moving toward early-fall hunts. As blind building goes, it involves many aspects:
• You may need to regain or confirm landowner permission.
• You may want to clear debris from the location, especially after what winter dished out this year.
• You may begin rebuilding a new blind or simply hanging out in your old haunts. 

A four-wheeler will help you get there and back, enjoying the ride along the way.

Let us know how you use your Yamaha ATV or Side x Side during the spring season on the Yamaha Outdoors Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YamahaOutdoors