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Tuesday, June 5. 2007
Thanks for the photos, John - but this is not what I would call roughin' it.
More photos of the vehicle on continuation page below -
The perfect shooting brake?
A 4x4 deer stand, complete with its own bar - I want want want one of these. Not available in the stores, you will need to apply directly to Maggies Farm...
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...drinkin' and shootin' don't mix. Just pass me the bottle please while I enjoy the ride....
No they don't mix and I'm very glad you brought that up.
But I don't notice any gun racks or rests, just cup holders. It seems more of a sightseeing vehicle somehow. But if guys are shooting from the thing, then the booze is troubling.
You do not shoot from the vehicle. That is illegal everywhere in the US, as far as I know. It's for transport through Texas scrub. And let's assume the cocktails are for the ride home.
It is legal to shoot from a vehicle as long as the vehicle is not within a public right-of-way or on a public road.
Just curious, did you ever live in Myrtle Beach?
I woner if the guide operation has the "Orvis" seal of approaval. jeez
To get through the TexMex brush.."City Slickers" ..if they had to hump it they'd be in cardiac arrecst within a mile..as a hunter both here in Florida and in Montana the men I go with hump the gear..we have several who are content to hunt Russian Razorback wild bore with bow and arrow..I was taught to let then charge, hit 'em with a head shot with your .22 which will stun them to their knees and then rush them ,straddle ,reach under the neck with your knife and give it your best OJ Simpson....of course the .357 side arm is handy just in case you pig gets up a might quick.
But nothing about that vehicle says "hunting" to me. It says rich white fat guys who wouldn't know how to dress a deer if they shot one...I guess it come with the package..the HINO (hunter in name only) makes the kill, then the guide does the rest.
My uncle taught me woodsman skills and hunting as did my grandfather and father.
Once my uncle and a buddy were deep in the swamp in a small 10' prim when a water moc fell from an overhanging branch into the boat. Well the boat belonged to both of them and when my uncle raised his shotgun to blast the moc his buddy said "hey this is my boat too", my uncle said,
" well I'm sink'in my half right now! boom.
HEY RAMBO...SOMEDAY YOU'LL BE 68 YO TOO. DON'T KNOCK US OLE FARTS WHO'VE BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT.. BUT STILL WANT TO BE PART OF THE HUNT. I spent 30 yrs in the USMC and probably humped more miles by accident than you ever did on purpose. Ya think I deserve a break on a hunt now?
What??? Wait until the BOAR (not bore, different animal) charges. WHAT BS? Boars don't charge unless cornered or hurt. What they do is run like he77.
Can you say to much testostrone? Come down off your soapbox and let's go hunt elk in Kofa AZ.
#4, I've heard that old story about the moccasin all my life. My dad and granddad and I hunted in the swamps of Arkansas and I've had 'em fall into the boat before but we just took an oar and threw them out.
I think the vehicle is OK. Booze is fine after the hunt, but not while it is going on.
In any event, I want one. When I was a kid in Southern California, some guy added a Chris-Craft flying bridge to his 1958 Buick I think it was. Took up the trunk and up over the roof. He had a whip antenna and a life preserver on the sides. Same idea, though here you can bring more of your friends.
I'm with you on the woodcraft etc. But ya gotta admit it's a cool vehicle.
wish i could place the landscape. Guessing NW of San Antonio, Kerrville area.
the ranch is 2 miles west of carta valley texas between rock springs and del rio
If you see one of those vehicles in the woods, or swamps, shoot at it until it stops, then shoot the inhabitants.
"shoot at it and it's inhabitants"
You've obviously never hunted in Texas. First of all, who freaking cares if they have enough money to build and people have enough money to pay to ride them, then they can as it is a free Country you morons!!. Second of all, 99% chance that whoever would be in that, would stick a piece of hot, fast moving lead in your arse if you tried to do either. "bobalharb", you are obviously a moron, probably a tree-hugging yankee and definitely no hunter!! go save a can!!
the more of this moron "bobalharb" I read, the more I want to puke... what a tree-hugging little weasel. First I thought you were a "save the whale" Yankee, now I think you are a Frenchy with no "package"... Dude (or chick), get grip, if you live in Texas, LEAVE because you're not from here. I could care less whether people like the truck or not or whine about "booze and bullets", but your comments in several blogs above are stupid, pathetic and dang near humorous.... I would love to be sitting in that ATV and see you with your pink shirt and cap gun aiming it at me, there would be one less Hillary supporter defacing the earth with their presence!!!
Well, I don't know why, you'd be shooting at a bunch of 60 year-old guys & their wives, who have worked hard all their lives in risk-taking ventures and, despite having paid oodles of taxes and having contributed mightily to their churches & communities, can now afford top-notch safari hunts, but can't--as inherited money can--afford their own game ranch.
Where is Rancho Bellas Rocas, on the logo on the table? I Googled it and didn't find anything.
What's that black grid thing on the front? So you won't dent the vehicle when you run the deer down. Bullet saver.
I tried that too, skook --no soap on the name.
That's just a brush guard, Phoenix. Those little white tail deer are no higher than those tires, if my eye is right on the tires. Maybe they're in (larger) mule deer country, but even then, they're short compared to that brush guard.
Ah, to have the peace and quiet of an outdoor afternoon interrupted by the approach of an Amphibious Assault Vehicle-AAV-towed to site by a Suburban Utility Vehicle-SUV-filled with a bunch of citified retirees drunk as skunks and firing laser sighted automatic rifles, trying to recapture a long lost youth, and a yesterday in America. Ah, the charm, the sportsmanship, the beauty of it all.
OK - it is clear to my that our readership does not approve of this truck. I thought people would be amused/
I think everybody "places" the vehicle in their own hunting ground. But it's a creature of the chaparral country (such as in the link below), where it fits in better. Yes, in the north woods--or in any woods--it would crash around like a nazi tiger tank.
I don't know about the rest of the readers, but I was amused. I think the slaughter table where everyone gets to sit at table and do their share of gutting is very special.
Up here near the Blue Ridge of Virginia, we have big deer. One boink with the Deer Boinker and that deer would land right on the slaughter table.
My son and I went into my far back yard woods to paintball some very high tent-caterpillar nests. We surprised a couple of deer and my son painted their fannies blue. His paintball gun is automatic and he's an ace shot so those deer ended up being some mighty fine blue-tailed deer. I sure would like to be bark on a nearby tree when some hunter gets them.
"Hey, Hal...check out this blue-tail."
"Dang, Floyd. You 'spose them deer been scratching in the blueberries?"
If they are in SW Texas, say, around Big Bend country hunting mulies, it doesn't look that out of line. We used 4X4's like my '74 Landcruiser with seats bolted on top of the roll bar. You park it near the arroyos and use a slingshot to spook the dear out of the brush into the open. Being up high is the only way to get a clean shot. The ranges and behavior of the deer are completely different from what I grew up with hunting white tail in Maine. They just don't have to climb up and down a couple of dozen times a day....ok, the bar is a bit much....
This truck rocks... what is so amusing are these ridiculous comments. I have no idea where this is or who these guys are, but I can promise you this is not a hunting truck, or moving deer blind. This is a party truck. You cruise around the ranch, getting drunk (if you wish) and enjoying the scenery. I too would guess this is Texas hill country... maybe west of there slightly... I would also guess that these guys can ably dress out a white tail when it comes time to it... I can only attribute these comments to jealousy masked by the spirit of a "true sportsman." More power to them.
the tabletop reads the city as Carta Valley, TX...way out west texas. Here is a link: http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/CC/hnc18.html
How did you read Carta Valley?! Yep, looking at the area it can be no other place but Edwards county, Texas. The mountain Juniper and Limestone, with what little grass there is just yells out Rock Springs.
I just want to know if anyone found out who the manufacturer is? Party vehicle it is, purists need to relax.
Its not just a brush guard, if you look closely you can see hydraulic arms. this is to carry back what you shot. that is also why it is a grid design to allow for fluid seepage. That thing rocks.
This is of course a party truck... Has no one noticed the insignia of the stripper on the flag, not to mention the stripper pole in the rear...
Who wouldn't want one !?!
I think the tabletop also has 'Mafrige Ranch Inc' on it. A google on that only found "MAFRIGE RANCH INC, AG00119496 AG EXEMPTION NUMBER, COUNTY 101".
I want to find out the tech specs on this thing.
Carta Valley is really close to Del Rio, Tx and could very well be Mafrige Ranch, Inc
I agree, but to answer your question, "bobalharb".... I am sure he would be to concerned about the ozone. Truth is, he has no friends and cannot aford one!!!
Obviously a bunch of people on here don't know much about Texans, deer hunting and drinking. Texans take both their deer hunting and drinking very seriously and are not likely to mix them in a MOBILE DEER STAND. This is an ATV party barge and scenery viewer nothing else. There is no place on this for storing guns or deer. Personally I think this would be a fantastic way to view the Texas Hill County as long as the engine in that thing has a good muffler
This is in the Texas Hill Country where there are many large, exotic game ranches.
One thing to note. These guys are hunting Elk...not deer. Probably explains when the front catch basket is so big.
I couldn't find a single thing on the web about this outfitter. Must be super exclusive if they don't have to advertise.
Their website is ranchobellarocas.net . It is so high priced. I know some of their ex employees
You don't put that much money into something like that and forget to put in the gun racks. So there's no way it's for real hunting.
But it certainly looks like a great way to waste an afternoon telling stories/lies about hunting. Or maybe you could justify it as "scouting".
My question would be where the built-in ice chest is? And do you just take a leak off of the back?
Here is my opinion kidz.
If you don't like this vehicle, or the fact that people hunt, then don't look at the pictures and just walk away. Mind your own business. Since when is it the right of anyone to tell another person what they can and can't do on their own property? Trust me on this one kidz, ANY Ranch in Texas is way to big for these people to pose any danger to anyone else with the vehicle, or with a gun. It really pisses me off that we have become a Nation of people that think we know better than the next person what is good for them. I don't need any PETA, Environmentalist or Politico telling me what to do in my life. I won't shoot you if you stay off my property.
Peaxe & Love
Well said. What a sorry bunch of weasels we've all become here.
I'm from rural (southern) Ohio and I love the lean of your opinion!
Hmm.... Just the way I want to hunt, riding around in a big toilet bowl with a bunch of drunks. Alcohol and firearms do not mix - ever - not even after hunting! If you can't wait till you get back to camp and stow the firearms safely away before hitting the bottle then you might want to book a hunt at the Betty Ford Clinic. Crap like this gives real hunters a bad name.
All fine and well till the way I like to play and live requires that that I ask my friends, family and community to kills its sons and daughters so that I can live the way I think I need too. Then I've crossed the line.
AND I'd hope someone would be man enough... responsible enough... have enough guts (to put it nicely) to look me in the eye that tell me that I'm wrong in doing so.
Hopefully I'll be man enough to stop at least think about it. That is the tough part....
Great truck though. Too funny.
As for where this is, I was on a bow-hunt this past weekend at a buddy's place south of Rocksprings and we took a side trip to Lake Amistad. Along the way, I saw the same logo at a ranch entrance on the west side of 377 about 2/3rds the way between Rockspings and the lake. Interesting that I had just seen an e-mail with the vehicle beast a week before my trip, and low-and-behold, I see the logo in a place I did not anticipate going to and otherwise would not have noticed.
Can that top heavy thing even get off the highway? I'd estimate over a 15 degree incline and it would be laying on it's side and the booze would be lost in the sand:(
Looks cool though:)
It's clear that it isn't a hunting vehicle but a good toy none-the-less. The sound that it would make moving over the land would keep any game away. No matter how carefully they drove it, the weight, the engine, the tires are going to still make noise. But it would be good if your camping spot was a couple of hours drive overland. What i do find amusing is that some of you so called hunters are quick to put something down like this but still go out and sit on your lazy ass, call the deer to you and then shoot them with your laser sighted rifles from any distance you like. You're no more of a sportsman than them. How about being a real hunting sportsman that goes out and tracks the deer, stalks it, and then takes it down with a bow that actually requires skill to acurately operate it. Give the deer a chance to outsmart you. Then it's a sport...
This vehicle is located in Edwards County, TX and belongs to a real estate investor in his mid 40's from Houston, TX. He calls it his "Critter Getter". I will be hunting there this year and look forward to riding on this land yatch. He doesnt use it for hunting. Its just a party vehicle and a show piece.
Well said Iceman.
Yes the vehicle is over-kill. But someone obviously has the money and knows people with the talent to put something like this together and I'm impressed. This is part of the American spirit and part of what makes this place so great. Be happy for the other guy and give him the right to go extreme if he wants. I think it's kinda cool.
I couldn't think of any better way to spend an afternoon in the Texas Hill Country. A couple of bottles of your favorite beverage, and your close friends "scouting" for deer. Sounds pretty glorious to me. Where do i sign up?
I know the people who own this, and they use it for sight seeing more than anything. Its to loud to try and seek up on deer. The ranch is in Loma Alta, Texas and its a large high fenced ranch were the terrain is coverd with rocks. The ranch has many different animals but primary African Antelope.
Boy, I don't know where to start. This vehicle is awesome. I want one! We have a 10,000 acre ranch in Rankin, TX and I would love to run the hills, chasing down some jackrabbits or quail in this vehicle while enjoying the trip with my friends and guess what I DON'T EVEN HUNT! I grew up in Texas and love everything about it and I agree with many of you regarding the YANKEES! What is wrong with having a good time, enjoying the landscape, having a drink and enjoying friends. We load up in a high rack and drive around all the time, even at night! Nothing like jackrabbit hunting at night with glow in the dark arrows! Or When my six year old shoots his first one. I know that is shocking and even appalling to some of you but that is our way of life. Another point I would like to make is, you can drive right up to deer if they are used to having vehicles and engines around all the time. They get used to it and don't even blink an eye if it is normal. Point three, EDWARDS COUNTY is not the Hill Country. That is southwest Texas and the start of desert. Learn something about the place you are trashing. Quit being so critical and serious, learn to have fun and enjoy the perks! CHILL! If you don't like it --- LEAVE!!!
how much would it cost for me to get one of these. plz e-mail me at Leo1500@wbsnet.org
Here is the place that has the truck, its a ranch for hunting they have animals that are there deer, elk, turkeys etc..
Is there anyway I can find out who built this vehicle?
Neat truck. My kind of hunting. Along these lines you might like to see a hot tub deer hunt for extreme lazyness at www.youtube.com and type in Hot Tub Deer Hunt.
Anyone that is criticizing this vehicle is just jealous because they do not have one... The people that own this vehicle use it in order to show their friends around the ranch that they love. The person that bought it worked very hard to purchase the ranch and the vehicle and you have to give him props for that. And the table is not used for gutting the animals like some you idiots think, it is used to play poker as well as a foot rest.
first off,cool ass vehicle! dumb assed comments about hunting from it! looks like a great party wagon! and being a yankee, some of you dumb asses making comments need to direct them to the cali clowns! not all of us yankees are tree hugging asswipes! we hunt and love our country, and guns too! oh yeah our STEELERS have SIX, YEAH SIX SUPER BOWL RINGS!
If you fuckers don't want one of these trucks, you're a moron. This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. I could actually have fun getting to the kegger in one of these, without fucking up my truck.