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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 09:35 AM 09/26/08 (CST)
It floats, it has been featured on Kent Hrbek Outdoors and if proposed legislation passes, the Wilcraft will be the first legal motorized vehicle for hunting in Minnesota...

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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 07:18 AM 09/29/08 (CST)
I remember seeing the Wilcraft 5-6 years ago at the ice show when they had a booth right next to ours. One of the greatest concepts I have seen in quite awhile. Slightly odd length and size for me to move around.



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 02:17 PM 09/30/08 (CST)
Interesting, eh?



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 08:26 PM 12/21/08 (CST)
Hey Big Bite did it pass ??
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 11:20 PM 01/13/09 (CST)
The partners at CrazyOutdoorsmen.com were recently out in a Wilcraft. It's a great vehicle. A local rep from the Maplewood area is currently working on legislation to allow hunters to deer hunt in it. This would be great, especially for disabled hunters.

Don Lincoln, a sales rep for Wilcraft invited us out to try driving the Wilcraft. We fished for crappies on Prior Lake. You can view the journal about our experince here. The journal has pictures and a video of our outing. Let me know what you think.


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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 07:35 AM 01/14/09 (CST)
I think the Wilcraft is a great idea. My only concern would be traction. It says it has a differential lockout, is that only for the rear? I checked your journal and the Wilcraft website and seen nothing on FWD. The cream color has to go. the KHO red is cool, but I like the gray!
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 09:33 AM 01/14/09 (CST)
I could see your concern, as I said the same thing. Traction was never an issue with us, but it wasn't tested to the extreme. I don't believe there is a fwd option, but the studded back tires improve performance on icy lakes. The ability to raise and lower the body allows the operator to travel in deep snow. The tires are actually grooved so that they propel it in the water.

Nice to show up to the spot, drill your holes, drop it down, and start fishing. I hope I can afford one someday.

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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 09:55 AM 01/14/09 (CST)
Studded tires would help out a lot. At 11K it would be one expensive portable. You would have to take up water fowl and maybe a few more hobbies to make it worth it! Thats just my opinion. When I get old It would be more of an option, But who knows what they will have then.
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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 01:11 PM 01/14/09 (CST)
I'm sure prices will drop as popularity grows. Like every new product prices are always higher at first.

I think if they can increase its flexibilty more people will likely look to it as an option. How would it handle a trip through the woods. Can it easily hop over a down tree trunk, or other debris?

If they can sell it as a ATV alternative along with its current advantages I can see more people buying them.


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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 08:29 PM 01/14/09 (CST)
Agreed that you would get your money worth if you used it for multiple hobbies. I think it might be difficult to navigate in the woods. It would probably do well in a marsh. As far as stumps go, it is built like a strong sled so you can slide it if you get hung up. When I was on one, Don Lincoln drove it up onto a snow bank and we got stuck. We slid it a few inches forward and kept right on going. I was impressed. I probably sound like I am trying to sell them, but I'm not. They advertise on CrazyOutdoorsmen.com so I am famliliar with the Wilcraft. Don Lincoln is a member on the site and takes other members that inquire about it for a test run. You can look him up in the member directory of CrazyOutdoorsmen.com if you have questions for him. I assume that he would be willing to take Crazy Outdoorsmen members out for a trip if he has a slot free.

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