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Get Your Truck Unstuck During Mud Season

Use these tips to keep your vehicle's wheels moving forward in mucky conditions.

Get Your Truck Unstuck During Mud Season

The unofficial fifth season has kicked off. It's 'Mud Season.' (Shutterstock Image)

I attended college in one of New York’s more rural counties. Just off campus was a vast network of seasonal and fire roads that allowed me to easily log 100 miles without touching pavement. Scouting turkeys one April morning, I was crawling up a steep, ice-covered hill when the frozen crust gave way and my old Jeep was instantly buried to the frame in mud. It took every trick I knew to extricate the vehicle from the hole that swallowed it.

Hunters and anglers spend a lot of time past the bounds of blacktop, chasing blue lines or pushing deep onto public land in search of their next trophy. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to avoid getting stuck or damaging your...

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