The ability to carry game in cargo beds, on racks attached to the vehicle, or towed by winch or trailer makes a UTV all the more attractive to hunters. With its more powerful engine and its greater cargo capacity and payload, a side-by-side can generally haul more or larger game than an ATV. A big whitetail or muley buck (let alone a hunk of elk or moose) can tax a quad, causing it to bottom out or making it tough to control, while a UTV often has no trouble transporting it.
It’s not just about moving more turkeys, heftier deer, or multiple elk quarters: A UTV with a winch is also a great aid for transporting tree stands or blinds, not to mention clearing access tracks blocked by logs or branches.
Tugging road obstacles aside or dragging out quarry by hand are good ways to hurt yourself in a jiffy. A UTV can take some of that strain off your body, even while making it easier to access your hunting grounds. Considered from that perspective, a side-by-side can work wonders in extending your hunting career and expanding your hunting horizons.