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Hunting upgrades! Show me what you got!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Assembly line slave, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Jul 27, 2018 at 6:31 PM
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    Assembly line slave

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    Deer season is right around the corner, which is roughly 80% why I traded my jeep for a truck. I'm currently in a stock 01 4 door 4x4.
    What mods/upgrades have you done that helps on the farm when hunting?
     
  2. Jul 27, 2018 at 7:02 PM
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    Gyrkin

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    I hunt a lot. Average 100 days a year in the field. Most of it is not deer hunting however. The majority is bird hunting. Hunting birds with birds, AKA falconry. The dog kennels/falcon perches are one obvious mod, but there are others. Basically making it better off road because I spend a lot of time off road in the pursuit of quarry for my falcons.

    IMG_1788.jpg
     
  3. Jul 27, 2018 at 7:06 PM
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    crazysccrmd

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    That's a nice setup. I used to make my hawkboxes out of large cardboard boxes. Reinforce the edges and seams with packing tape, nail a 2x4 covered with AstroTurf in it and cut a simple door. Worked well and easy to dispose of at the end of the season.
     
  4. Jul 27, 2018 at 7:11 PM
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    Gyrkin

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    Thanks, I put a lot of thought into it. Same set up since I first got the truck 17 years ago. It's held up pretty good. Are you still practicing falconry?
     
  5. Jul 27, 2018 at 7:11 PM
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    CaptainAmericaTRD

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    Go for a CB or a UHF radio, not sure what else you should do besides that if you are just hunting deer. Maybe a small lift so you can fit bigger tires.
     
  6. Jul 27, 2018 at 7:15 PM
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    Been about 15 years now. Still have most of my stuff but my job is too unpredictable to be able to practice now. Once I retire or get a more stable job I plan on starting again.
     
  7. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:09 PM
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    Assembly line slave

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    I've thought about a CB radio but haven't pulled the trigger on that yet. I have always had one in my vehicle. I was thinking about a small 2 inch lift. I don't want to put too much money into the truck. Its 17 years old and 257,000 miles.
     
  8. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:11 PM
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    Don't really need either of those for a hunting truck. This could be useful depending on what you have setup at home. Easier to process game and easier to get it in the bed of the truck after a long day.

    https://www.amazon.com/HME-Products...rd_wg=OHvxE&psc=1&refRID=K2MSP7GP5FKM8Z5CERBZ
     
  9. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:12 PM
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    I did make this little guy. Lol
     
  10. Jul 28, 2018 at 10:57 AM
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  11. Jul 28, 2018 at 10:58 AM
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    That’s badass! good looking birds!!
     
  12. Jul 28, 2018 at 4:04 PM
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    SAS with dodge D60/D70, 36 iroks, 5.86's welded rear, Eaton lock, OBA, half back cage, rear mount radiator, etc...
    Honestly, I dropped a lot of that as I have private land I can access with ATV now. So I generally roll out early and follow my reflector sticker on trees to my parking spot, and if I harvest I drive them to a different spot, and quarter on the ground. Almost all remains stay for the bears, eagles, etc- I just became less patient but also really good at field dressing and skinning on the ground. A razor blade can make things quick and accurate in his scenario.

    When I lived in the apartment and couldn't bring things home:
    I did love the winch setup (and a spare light on top, but mostly headlamp work depending on the hour), and a tarp to keep the site clean, 5 gallon for innards. I had a wash station (1-2 5 gallon camping jugs), cutting board and knife magnet, and I began carrying a long vacuum seal bag that I would roll up the cuts before I could get them seperated into individual bags at home. Also 2 rubber maid boxes, one for scent control, and another set of clothes for processing/driving home.
     
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    I did the buy an atv and leave the truck at camp mod :D
     
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  15. Jul 28, 2018 at 7:32 PM
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    Pretty much everything on my truck is a hunting upgrade. Had the truck for 13 years and left it bone stock. Here's a pic of the truck, opening weekend deer last year.

    Decided last year was as long as it was going to stay stock. The truck needed a lot of maintenence and I also wanted to take it deeper in to the woods... plus I just wanted it to look cooler :thumbsup:

    Since last November =
    New LBJs
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    Tundra brakes front
    New drums/ shoes rear
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    New aluminum radiator
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    New wheels
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    Custom Roof top tent rack (first thing I ever welded in my life)

    1 year later
     
  16. Jul 28, 2018 at 7:52 PM
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    Marshall R

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    I like that
     
  17. Jul 28, 2018 at 8:04 PM
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    ThunderOne

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    Sorry I had to
     
  18. Jul 28, 2018 at 8:05 PM
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    Ha! When I saw that title that’s exactly what I thought
     
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  20. Jul 29, 2018 at 12:51 PM
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    Indy

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    A winch is a big help especially when you're elk hunting. Y the time you drag an elk within 100 feet of your truck, having something g else haul it that last stretch is better than sex.

    Not all sex, but I can think of a few times....
     

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