If there’s one thing hunters know, it’s that putting wild game meat on the dinner table requires a lot of dedicated effort over the course of several months. Whether you hunt to live or live to hunt, you’ll need a wide assortment of gear items to help you put together a successful hunt. From scouting, to trail maintenance, to navigating unexplored wildlands through the rut, to late season game patterning, there’s a lot of work that needs to be done, and your Can-Am Defender is there to help every step of the way. Only one question remains: Is your machine outfitted with the necessary Can-Am Defender hunting accessories to help you close the distance on that once-in-a-lifetime trophy when the opportunity presents itself? You’ll regret your lackluster preparation if you watch that moment slip by simply because you didn’t outfit your side-by-side with the right equipment.
If you’re waterfowl hunting, looking to fulfill your elk tags, or have a lot of wild hogs to take care of, here at Everything Can-Am Offroad, we’ve got a wide variety of Can-am Defender hunting accessories to increase your chances of a successful hunt. Be it a Can-am Defender gun rack, a Can-am Defender bow carrier, or some camo netting to turn your Can-am into a blind, we’ve got all the must-have modifications and add-ons that side-by-side hunters can’t live without. Things like Quack Racks for the front of the bike, OEM bed wall extenders, and XL Ice fishing sleds for dekes/gun bags are all the rage among hunters. But accessories such as Can-am Defender gun scabbards and Can-am Defender gun mounts are also popular. Under-seat gun holders are great but can become problematic if you encounter mud or water and the floorboards get wet. To keep your firearms safe, secure, and out of the way, Can-am Defender overhead gun racks and rear-window gun mounts are great. They don’t take up space in interior and you can transport your guns in them by simply snapping on and off. Both Great Day and the Big Sky roof racks are awesome, however the Great Day roof gun rack may not work with UTVs with roof liners. In-cab floor-mounted UTV gun racks make your guns easily accessible. They rivet to the floor but alternatively you can drop the centre skid plate and bolt them in with pan head machine screws and nyloc nuts. And on the plus side, these types of side-by-side gun racks can also be used to hold fishing poles.
Oftentimes, the majority of the hard work that goes into creating a successful hunting season is completed during your scouting, trail maintenance, stand setting, and bait hauling missions. One of the best Can-Am Defender hunting accessories you can purchase is a Kolpin Powersports Saw Boot Bracket that will allow you to also use their associated chainsaw boot. Made possible by the saw boot bracket, a chainsaw boot protects your chainsaw while allowing it to be readily accessible to clear fallen trees and thick undergrowth. Another implement worth installing is a Kolpin Powersports Accessory Tool Bar. This hitch-mounted tool bar allows hunters to easily swap between an assortment of useful implements, making it ideal for hunters who need to bring an assortment of tools into the field without making several trips back and forth to basecamp. If you want to outfit your Defender to create small to medium food plots, then you need the Kolpin Accessory Tool Bar.
One of the most important decisions you have to make is which type of weapon holder you want to mount to your hunting rig. We have numerous Can-Am Defender gun storage options and bow racks. Our gun carrier options are plentiful including: over-head in-cab, in-cab on-seat, in-cab vertical mount, overhead quick-draw, bed mount, and other roll cage mount options. If you have a preferred way to store and haul your gun, then we have a dedicated Can-Am Defender gun rack for you. We even have simple gun clamps with universal roll cage mounts that allow you to mount your firearm in your own unique position as you desire. If you want more protection, then you can choose from one of our many Can-Am Defender gun boot and case options. We also have an assortment of pistol and bow mounting options for hunters who prefer the added challenge of short-range weapons. No matter which option you choose, you can trust all our Can-Am Defender gun rack accessories will protect your expensive firearms from roadside obstacles while still keeping them within reach for easy access.
What will you do once you harvest that trophy buck or bull elk? Ideally, you won’t be dragging or carrying it a long distance to get back to your Defender. Your UTV is a highly capable machine, so the most convenient option will be to haul it out of the field. Can-Am Defenders don’t have huge cargo beds, so you’ll need to make use of all the available tie down points to ensure you get your game and gear back to camp in as few trips as possible. Of course, you can never have too many anchor points on a hunting rig, so mounting a Great Day Hitch-N-Ride Hauler is an obvious decision. The incredible utilitarian design is capable of carrying all your camping gear to spike camp as well as all your game meat after a successful hunt. With plenty of places to secure ropes and straps, it’s the ideal set of extra hands to help you pack out your load when hunting alone.
Can-am Defender gun holders like the Kolpin XL Rhino Grips have received a lot of good feedback from hunters, as have Sure Grip gun racks. But when it comes to protecting your rifles, your best bet is a Can-am Defender Gun Boot or P.R. Gun Case. Even if you have a rack to prevent your gun from rattling around, a UTV gun case can still provide a good deal of protection from dust and moisture. For all the bow hunters out there, we also have many Can-am Defender bow holders and Can-am Defender crossbow racks to keep your bows safe and accessible.
In addition to gun/bow racks, there are also side-by-side accessories that aren’t specifically made for hunting, but sure to make hunting easier. The back bumpers with foot steps in them, for example, are very handy for putting stuff in the top of the quack rack. Back lights and side lights are very handy as well. Two inch cube lights on both corners of the cab make visibility during twilight hours much better, and you can adjust them so one shines in the bed and the other can be used more for back up light. If you hunt in wet areas or rice fields, you might consider going with tracks as they perform well in the fields and you won’t have to by a lift or aftermarket axles. And with all those aftermarket hunting accessories and extra weight, you might want to consider some HD springs from companies like S3. You wont regret them once you start bolting on accessories and watching the ground clearance disappear. For all your UTV hunting needs, look no further than Everything Can-Am Offroad!
What can be said about all of the options that you see here is that as much as different hunters prefer different mounts, as a hunter you know your preference and what suits you best. What is most important is access to your weapon and the safety of carrying it while you are on the trail. The gun racks and hunting accessories that you find here for your UTV are all of the highest standards and are made by brands that are respected such as ATV TEK, Seizmik, Classic Accessories, Kolpin Powersports, Hornet Outdoors and Moose. Choose from any one of these UTV aftermarket hunting accessory options, strap them to your roll cage or add them to your cab and happy hunting! You will be happy that you chose one of these for your machine years down the line when you are still able to depend on it. The next thing to be noted about these accessories is that they work with both the Can-Am Defender and the Can-Am Defender MAX, so you will find the right rack or hunting accessory in general for whichever model calls your garage its home, plus these accessories just look great and look great on your Side by Side.
Hunting trips are the best! Its when you can bring all of your toys together and play how you like to play. Picture it now… all of your guns and crossbows strapped into your beefed up badass rig and you and your riding buddies are ready to head out. And of course, your cooler nestled in the bed of your UTV waiting to transport the kill. What a trip that’s going to be! You can get all of your gun racks and hunting accessories at Everything Can-Am Offroad. You can get an In-Bed Double Gun Boot 6.0 Mount for your Can-Am Defender or an In-Cab On-Seat Gun Holder for your Can-Am Defender MAX. Protect your expensive equipment with high-quality carriers, cases, and racks that are made for keeping them safe while you take on the unforgiving trails. Get gun racks and hunting accessories for your side by side from Everything Can-Am Offroad.
Like the pioneer wagons of yesteryear, your Can-Am Defender is your mobile hunting camp and should be outfitted as such. This means you need specialized gear to support your efforts from scouting season all the way through the post-rut and late migration hunting seasons. If you pride yourself on being a self-sufficient carnivore, then you understand the need to set yourself up for success. This means you need to invest in Can-Am Defender hunting accessories that will increase your odds of putting food in your belly before you regret your lack of preparation during the offseason. Your Can-Am Defender is the most sporty pack mule in existence. Treat it as such and your trophy room will be out of wall space in no time!
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