The Pig Meets a Bad Boy

Bad Boy Off Road Recoil IS CrewWell, say hello to a brand new Bad Boy Off Road Recoil IS Crew. This four passenger side by side features a 72V AC drivetrain for what I like to call “silent running.” It let’s you get a lot closer to your deer stand than a gas engine.

This vehicle also has 4 wheel independent suspension so we’ve got a very smooth ride on these rough roads and trails here at the Pig. That means a lot, especially after a long day in a stand and cleaning deer.

Speaking of deer, my first morning in the Recoil I went to my stand and shot two does. I saw the buck I want and hope to find him in my sights next time. I put the does in the cargo space and hauled them to our cleaning stand.

So, why a Bad Boy and why now? To start with, I have an old model Bad Boy from before they were acquired by Textron Specialized Vehicles. It is also out here at the Pig doing yeoman’s work moving us around. I’ve been very impressed with it and when the opportunity presented itself to test drive a new model I jumped. During this Georgia deer season I’ll be letting you know a lot more about using the Recoil in a very practical situation. I’m making notes for now and there will be much more to come.

Thank you Textron and Bad Boy Off Road! Official hunt vehicle of the Crystal Pig Hunt Club this season.

Summer Work Days

Rustler at SunsetHere’s the CPHC New Holland Rustler in the setting sun. It’s getting a final workout as we finish work on our food plots, prepping them for lime and fertilizer. Then late summer we’ll plant seed.

It’s hot and muggy here this week with highs in the 90’s and late afternoon rain showers. Just the way I like it btw.

Yesterday we had a New Holland Super Boom C238 on site doing the food plot clean up work, about 5 acres worth. What a fantastic machine that is.

I’ve got lots of photos and stories to share from the CPHC but will be waiting until I get home with better internet access.

Rustler Christmas Tree Gathering

New Holland Rustler Christmas TreeSince it is the holiday season and many people are getting ready for Christmas I thought you would enjoy seeing how nice and easy it is to cruise back in the woods, find the perfect tree, load it on your New Holland Rustler and head back to the house.

That’s what Paul did with his daughter Veronica.

Instead of having to try to get a truck to a tough place or dragging with a 4-wheeler these utility vehicles really are loaded with “utility.” A nice fresh tree, undamaged, is now decorating their homestead!

Rustler Delivers Firewood

You know that feeling. The ache in your back after you’ve not only cut the firewood, loaded up the firewood but after you’ve also had to unload it. Well, that doesn’t happen with a New Holland Rustler in camp. We learned that the hydraulic bed makes dropping off a load of firewood a breeze. This is just one of the many ways a utility vehicle like a Rustler make hunting camp much more enjoyable.

Of course you’ve already seen it picking up deer, crossing over a creek and of course it’s got tons of room to carry gear and hunters to where they need to go. You might think about getting yourself one. ‘Nuff said.

New Holland Rustler Makes Deer Pickup a Snap

New Holland Rustler Deer PickupI’ve been waiting to show you how easy a New Holland Rustler makes deer pickup. On my last two days of deer hunting I got a 4pt. buck. I was able to drag him to the firebreak around the property which is wide enough for 4-wheelers and utility vehicles. Then I walked back to where the Rustler was parked and with my nephew Joe and brother Paul we picked him up and got him hung up in a tree back at camp.

We had to cross a creek and put some boards over it thinking we might need them. But I didn’t stay on them and we still drove right across. This Rustler 4-seater has a long base which allows the front tires to get across a space like the creek and just keep pulling away since it’s also 4-wheel drive! I still did a lot of walking on this hunt but having a Rustler nearby is very handy.

If you’re interested in this beast of a machine you can find out more about them on the website or at your local New Holland dealer.

CPHC Members with Rustler

CPHC MembersWe’ve had beautiful weather here at the CPHC.

This is the Crystal Pig Hunt Club membership. L-R Gary, Eli, Paul, Joe, Luke, Me. The New Holland Rustler is a highlight feature of The Rustler Hunt. This bad boy has gone over creeks, logs, stumps. The Rustler is like Honey Badger. He don’t care!

Our first weekend saw mixed results. We saw lots of does and two are in the cooler. However, we’ve seen only two small bucks. Seems like the rut hasn’t started yet. But we’ve got a couple days to go still . . .

Crystal Pig Hunt Club Rustler Hunt Photo Album