Using an ATV or UTV to scout and access hunting terrain is about as common in today’s sporting landscape as driving a truck to the parking area. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, where ATVs are permitted (always check local off-road laws, especially on public land!) they’re a great way to cover more ground than possible on foot. But transporting a firearm safely is problematic without some specialty add-ons. Here are a few ways to think about traveling off-road with a shotgun or rifle that will keep both you and your firearm safe. First and foremost: Never travel with a loaded firearm on an ATV. Ever!