HuntStand was invited to Texas earlier this spring for a Rio Grande gobbler hunt. We were itching to get after some Lone Star toms and kick-off our turkey season, but our hosts from Bad Boy Off Road had something else special for us to be excited about at this hunting camp.
When we arrived at the lodge, hidden deep in the secluded mesquite flats of an enormous cattle ranch, parked along the driveway was Bad Boy Off Road’s new Stampede 900—actually, an entire fleet. During the next 3 days, everyone had the opportunity to chase longbeards and test the Stampede on a variety of terrain at various speeds. We loaded it with gear and used it to access far reaches of the ranch. Thankfully, most of us also used it to haul out some dead turkeys.
Going into an event like this as a writer or editor, it’s your job to be skeptical. And in this case, it’s safe to candidly say the level of skepticism was noticeably high among the invitees. Each of us had either personally encountered negative experiences with the original Bad Boy Buggies line of electric vehicles (think “running out of battery and long walk home”), or we knew of someone else who had. However, Bad Boy Buggies has been rebranded as “Bad Boy Off Road,” and we learned this facelift comes with much more than marketing smoke and mirrors. With the Stampede, a new fire is certainly burning at a previously smoldering Bad Boy.
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Although our time was limited in Texas, everyone departed from camp with a genuine nod to the Stampede. From its suspension and engine, to its thoughtful cargo bed and full line of hunter-inspired accessories, we think you’ll be impressed by this machine. You’ll just have to get behind the wheel at a local dealer and see for yourself. In the meantime, watch the video up top for an in-depth interview with Philip Jhant, one of the main men who’s putting the pedal to the metal at Bad Boy Off Road and trying to drive the Stampede to success. Jhant discusses the company’s aggressive move into the gas-powered market, along with the genesis of the Stampede and what feeds this beast.