|For a bird hunter and dog trainer, the UBCO 2x2 helps me get my dogs into Olympic-level condition so they can perform at their peak, day in and day out. We can’t possibly run far enough or fast enough to get a canine athlete into the shape needed to hunt long and hard… but the UBCO 2x2 can.
The “electric aesthetic” also gives me the freedom to go the extra mile, literally, if my truck is too big, too heavy, or otherwise restricted from hunting grounds for fun and (hopefully) profit. Park the UBCO at a good spot, lock it, mark the waypoint on GPS, and return at the end of the hunt.
Field trials – where we put canine athletes to the ultimate test – are another application. Horses are everywhere, but unfazed by the silent, stink-free UBCO when we plant birds, wrangle competitors, run the course for hazards or deliver water to judges on the far horizon.
On a hunt, “town,” such as it is, can be miles away. Errands are a breeze on a quiet and easy-to-maneuver UBCO. Hauling gear on a conservation project without pissing off hikers and mountain bikers is a bonus (if they would only pitch in once in a while!). Managing habitat – from fence building to feeding wildlife – is quiet, quicker and an adventure now instead of a chore.
Like any tool, UBCO use requires judgment, concern for other users, and in my case, serving as an example for hundreds of thousands of viewers on television. Used judiciously, UBCO can enhance a hunting experience while maintaining a careful balance of concern for the environment, respect for other outdoor users, and honoring the game we pursue.