The excitement of hunting season can be enough to keep hunters going throughout the year. And pre-season is the perfect time for preparation, anticipation, and the thrill of the chase. For those who share a passion for the great outdoors and the art of hunting, there's no better way to prepare for the season than with some inspiring stories from our UBCO ambassadors and 2X2 riders. These personalities embody the spirit of adventure and the love of hunting, each bringing a unique perspective to the sport.

Let's dive into their stories and see how the UBCO 2X2 has become an integral part of their hunting journeys. 


Shane Dorian: Surfing the Waves and Bowhunting the Wilds of Hawaii 

Hall of Fame surfer Shane Dorian is known for his prowess on the waves, but when he's not riding the ocean's swells, you can find him immersed in the lush landscapes of Hawaii, bowhunting. Shane's transition from surf legend to avid hunter is a testament to his deep connection with nature and his relentless pursuit of new challenges.


Shane's journey into bowhunting began as a way to balance the intensity of surfing with the tranquility of the hunt. The Hunt Edition 2X2 has become his trusted companion, allowing him to navigate Hawaii's diverse terrain with ease. "The 2X2 is perfect for getting me to those hard-to-reach spots," Shane says. "It's quiet, efficient, and blends seamlessly with the environment." 

For Shane, hunting is more than just a sport; it's a way to stay grounded and connected to his roots. His experiences bowhunting in Hawaii have not only provided sustenance but also a profound appreciation for the island's natural beauty and wildlife. You can read more about Shane's hunting adventures here. 


Kenny X Hamlett: The Adventure of Exploration and Discovery 

Producer and content creator Kenny X Hamlett found hunting to be one of biggest challenges he had ever undertaken. For Kenny, hunting is often lonely and intimidating, but at the same time exhilarating and peaceful. It gives him a chance to immerse himself in the wild, learn new skills and gives him a feeling of capability. 


Kenny's perspective on hunting is one of continuous learning and growth. "Every hunt is a new story, a new challenge," he explains. "Hunting helps me push my boundaries and the 2X2 allows me to discover places I never thought possible." The sport helps him take the pressure off, often arriving back home after a hunt restore, and ready for the next adventure. 

With the Hunt Edition 2X2, Kenny feels like a kid again. He can navigate tough terrains, and venture farther into the woods than before. His adventures remind us that hunting is not just about the destination, but the journey itself. Dive into Kenny's stories here. 

Owen Boynton: The Deeper Meaning of Hunting 

Owen Boynton, also known as TOA Hunter Gatherer, embodies the holistic approach to hunting and gathering. His fascination with the natural world and the ancient traditions of hunting have led him to a profound understanding of the hunter's role. For Owen, hunting is more than a means to an end; it's a way of life that encompasses respect, sustainability, and a deep connection to the environment. 


Owen's 2X2 is an essential tool in his explorations, providing him with the mobility and reliability needed to traverse various landscapes and provide for his community. Being near silent, it also allows him closer to his prey, important for any hunter. "The 2X2 isn't just a vehicle; it's an extension of my journey," Owen shares. "It allows me to engage more deeply with my surroundings and enhances my ability to gather and hunt sustainably." 

Through his experiences, Owen has found happiness and fulfillment, understanding that the act of hunting goes beyond the hunt itself. It's about stewardship, tradition, and a profound respect for nature. Explore Owen's insightful reflections and adventures here. 

gear up for the season

As you prepare for the upcoming hunting season, let these stories inspire you to embrace the adventure, respect the journey, and connect deeply with the natural world. Whether you're a seasoned hunter or new to the sport, the tough UBCO 2X2 offers the perfect blend of reliability, efficiency, and sustainability to enhance your hunting experiences. Here's to a season filled with unforgettable moments, new challenges, and the timeless thrill of the hunt. Happy hunting!