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Can-Am Defender HD10 6x6

Can-Am has completely revamped its Defender lineup, adding a refreshed Lone Star Edition and an all-new 6×6 model.

On Tuesday, Can-Am unveiled two new off-road machines in Fort Worth, Texas, adding to its completely updated Defender lineup.

As the sheet came off the reimagined Defender Max Lone Star Edition and the all-new Defender 6×6 DPS HD10, Can-Am not only showed a different look for the storied Defender lineup, but also an enhanced vision for off-road utility vehicles in America.

The two new vehicles reflect a growing theme across the entire market: the increasing demand for capable, off-road utility machines.

“BRP is committed to the full-size utility recreational segment because it is one of the fastest growing in the market,” said Bernard Guy, Senior Vice-President, Global Product Strategy, BRP. “The 2020 Can-Am Defender family is the direct result of merging tangible insights from customers around the world with our own strict innovation standards. The new Defender vehicles offer extraordinary adaptability, comfort and dependability to help owners accomplish tasks with more confidence than ever before, and our commitment to performance will never waver.”

Whether you’re someone managing land or someone looking to take your hunting expeditions to the next level, Can-Am’s Defender lineup already checked out. The addition of a 6×6, however, paves a new road that’s still waiting for the installment of destination signs. There’s no telling what direction this could take Can-Am in years to come.

But first, let’s take a look at the Can-Am Defender Max Lone Star Edition.

Defender Max Lone Star Edition

Can-Am Lone Star Edition

One of the perks of living in Texas is having an inherent connection to the Lone Star Edition. Wide Open Spaces Editor-in-Chief Eric Pickhartz and I have had the pleasure of hunting with both the 2018 and 2019 variants of this machine, which turned our hunts into full-on expeditions.

With tons of seating room, a monster bed and incredible off-road capabilities, it feels like the Cadillac of hunting machines. And, the 2020 looks like it could be even better.

Can-Am Lone Star Edition

Coming in the same sleek package, all Defender HD10s now offer the industry’s quietest 1,000cc V-twin engine. An all-new, low-sound exhaust system, paired with a thicker firewall, softens engine noise while also maintaining a smooth, distinct sound.

In terms of performance, Can-Am aimed to maximize its famous Rotax HD10 engine. Now featuring 82 horsepower and 69 foot-pounds of torque, the Defender HD10 has the guts to tow up to 2,500 pounds.

Can-Am Defender Max Lone Star Edition

It can get up in speed even faster now, too, as Can-Am recalibrated the CVT and reduced the shift line by 500 RPM, allowing for a much smoother acceleration.

The Defender also received a 360-degree facelift, which includes redesigned grill and hood, as well as a rugged steel front bumper and upper bumper plate. We also liked the new Dual Phase steel frame, which has been reinforced and lightened by 5 pounds.

New suspension calibration, a new brake holding system and new front and rear 64-inch arched A-arms all come together to provide extra ground clearance and a much smoother off-road experience.

To top it off, the cockpit offers the option of a 4.5-inch digital display or a 7.6-inch display with a keypad.

The Defender Max Lone Star Edition has an MSRP of $20,599.

Defender 6×6 DPS HD10

Can-Am 6x6

With the Defender 6×6 DPS HD10, Can-Am added an even-heavier-duty option to an impressive lineup.

Featuring the same HD10 Rotax V-twin engine, this machine should be just as reliable as its predecessors, but even more powerful. With a towing capacity of 3,000 pounds, you won’t find an off-road machine more capable for the toughest jobs.

With a massive 6-foot cargo bed, you can haul massive loads without making a lot of trips, which can be optimal for serious hunters, too. Whether you’re someone who needs to take a lot of gear into the backcountry for a hunt, or someone managing their own hunting land, this side-by-side turns that extra row of passenger seats into a ton of useful work space.

Can-Am 6x6

Though the extra two wheels do take away from the turning radius to some degree, they don’t sacrifice the Defender’s off-road capabilities.

The Defender 6×6 DPS HD10 has an MSRP of $17,999.

To learn more about Can-Am’s newest machines, be sure to visit Can-Am.BRP.com.

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Why Passing This 180-Inch Deer Was the Right Thing to Do

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Don Higgins passes a giant buck he named Smokey in 2016. You might think he’s insane, but not so fast.

It’s common knowledge in the deer hunting world: if you want to kill absolutely giant bucks, you’ll have to pass great bucks. And, as you’ve seen in another article of ours, Don Higgins recently tagged a buck he called Smokey during the 2017 Illinois archery season. Not just any buck, but the buck of a lifetime.

Many people don’t know the history Don has with this 200-plus Illinois giant. He passed this buck many times in 2016, and Smokey was no slouch. This deer was probably a 180-inch deer then, but Don knew the potential it had with another year of development.

Along with knowing its potential, Don had this buck dialed in. He knew its personality, its favorite bedding area and its favorite place to feed. Therefore, he was extremely confident he would be able to get another crack at him the next year.

Here’s a video of one of the hunts when Higgins passed Smokey. Would I be able to do it? Absolutely not at this point in my hunting career! But do I think he’s an idiot like most hunters screamed? Absolutely not! I admire the man for his discipline, as well as his knowledge and expertise in the woods. And if a hunter has the abilities to let a deer walk like that, more power to him.

Here is the video, check this out!

Passing Smokey

Posted by Don Higgins / Higgins Outdoors on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

As you can see, this is an incredible buck for any bowhunter. When Don posted this video on his social media pages, it was followed with mixed opinions. Some praised him and many said he was a fool because the deer was at full potential.

Don Higgins

But Don was able to silence the haters this year when he harvested Smokey just like he thought he would. A whopping 207 inches of Illinois bone later, Don had harvested his second 200-inch Illinois whitetail.

Well done, Don. I just can’t get over this video and also what Smokey turned into this hunting season.

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Don Higgins passes a giant buck he named Smokey in 2016. You might think he’s insane, but not so fast.

It’s common knowledge in the deer hunting world: if you want to kill absolutely giant bucks, you’ll have to pass great bucks. And, as you’ve seen in another article of ours, Don Higgins recently tagged a buck he called Smokey during the 2017 Illinois archery season. Not just any buck, but the buck of a lifetime.

Many people don’t know the history Don has with this 200-plus Illinois giant. He passed this buck many times in 2016, and Smokey was no slouch. This deer was probably a 180-inch deer then, but Don knew the potential it had with another year of development.

Along with knowing its potential, Don had this buck dialed in. He knew its personality, its favorite bedding area and its favorite place to feed. Therefore, he was extremely confident he would be able to get another crack at him the next year.

Here’s a video of one of the hunts when Higgins passed Smokey. Would I be able to do it? Absolutely not at this point in my hunting career! But do I think he’s an idiot like most hunters screamed? Absolutely not! I admire the man for his discipline, as well as his knowledge and expertise in the woods. And if a hunter has the abilities to let a deer walk like that, more power to him.

Here is the video, check this out!

Passing Smokey

Posted by Don Higgins / Higgins Outdoors on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

As you can see, this is an incredible buck for any bowhunter. When Don posted this video on his social media pages, it was followed with mixed opinions. Some praised him and many said he was a fool because the deer was at full potential.

Don Higgins

But Don was able to silence the haters this year when he harvested Smokey just like he thought he would. A whopping 207 inches of Illinois bone later, Don had harvested his second 200-inch Illinois whitetail.

Well done, Don. I just can’t get over this video and also what Smokey turned into this hunting season.

NEXT: IS IT OK TO SHOOT A DOE WITH FAWNS?

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Ruger Announces New Custom Shop 10/22 Rifle with Skeletonized Green Mountain Laminate Stock

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Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce a new 10/22® Competition Rifle to the Ruger® Custom Shop line of firearms. This new variation boasts a skeletonized green mountain laminate stock and a stainless steel bull barrel. The 16-1/8″ stainless steel bull barrel features black Cerakote® accents and is fluted to reduce […]

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Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce a new 10/22® Competition Rifle to the Ruger® Custom Shop line of firearms. This new variation boasts a skeletonized green mountain laminate stock and a stainless steel bull barrel. The 16-1/8″ stainless steel bull barrel features black Cerakote® accents and is fluted to reduce […]

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Land & Legacy – Determining the Success of Your Season

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Here is your pre-season pep rally! We take time this week to discuss how you should gauge the success of your season. Yes, big bucks are fun and play a role in our season, but there is much more weighing in on the success of a long hunting season. The outdoors is a medium or a way for you to draw closer to creation. Don’t overlook the opportunities this season to understand the importance of being silent and listening!

In addition, to determining the success of a season, we also discuss why you need to record your hunting observations. Each hunting season is an opportunity to learn more about what deer want to be doing on your property. These patterns or lack of patterns you are observing are strong indicators of the habitat work that needs to be completed on the property. We walk you through how to interpret these signs on your property. We will teach you to be intentional this hunting season and take a note pad to the stand with you. Learn more about your property and yourself more than ever this fall.

We hope this season is filled with encounters, not only with target deer, but with the Creator himself. Enjoy.Learn.Share! #ForLoveoftheLand

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Here is your pre-season pep rally! We take time this week to discuss how you should gauge the success of your season. Yes, big bucks are fun and play a role in our season, but there is much more weighing in on the success of a long hunting season. The outdoors is a medium or a way for you to draw closer to creation. Don’t overlook the opportunities this season to understand the importance of being silent and listening!

In addition, to determining the success of a season, we also discuss why you need to record your hunting observations. Each hunting season is an opportunity to learn more about what deer want to be doing on your property. These patterns or lack of patterns you are observing are strong indicators of the habitat work that needs to be completed on the property. We walk you through how to interpret these signs on your property. We will teach you to be intentional this hunting season and take a note pad to the stand with you. Learn more about your property and yourself more than ever this fall.

We hope this season is filled with encounters, not only with target deer, but with the Creator himself. Enjoy.Learn.Share! #ForLoveoftheLand

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