Polaris Launches Limited Edition Ranger UTVs for Big Game and Waterfowl Hunters

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Built to take you where few other vehicles can, Polaris’ best-selling utility side-by-side is back for the 2021 model year brimming with rider-inspired upgrades and new features. It's also available with two limited editions purposely built for big game and waterfowl hunters.
The first Ranger debuted 22 years ago as a purpose-built 6x6 utility vehicle. Since then, a lot has changed for the lineup, which became a top choice for North American hunters because of its outstanding versatility.

Recently, Polaris announced that they would release two special editions purpose-built for big game and waterfowl hunting environments.

Called Ranger XP 1000 Big Game and Ranger XP 1000 Waterfowl, the new editions will be available in both three-seat and Crew models.

2021 Polaris Ranger Big Game and Waterfowl Editios
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Both are factory-equipped to deal with the toughest terrain, even when loaded with gear and game, providing a host of premium features that range from special camo patterns to high-powered LED headlights.

The Big Game Edition was developed for extreme terrain to help hunters get to remote places where the biggest trophies live.

It comes equipped with arched A-arms and 29-inch Maxxis tires that provide 14 inches (35.5 cm) of ground clearance, increased traction, and cornering stability.

For enhanced capabilities, Polaris has fitted the UTV with a self-leveling suspension system that adjusts the rear automatically to maintain ride height over difficult obstacles or when hauling gear and game.

Additionally, those who need to navigate through hilly or mountainous terrain will benefit from the active descent control (ADC) that works with the engine braking system (EBS) to engage all four wheels for maximum traction on descents.

2021 Polaris Ranger Big Game Edition
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As standard, the Big Game Edition comes with an exclusive Polaris Pursuit camo that covers the entire vehicle and features a unique mix of birch, oak, and pine elements.

The exterior is also enhanced with a larger, heavy-duty front bumper and a Pro HD 4,500-lb (2,041-kg) winch mounted in a higher position for easier access when recovering game. The special edition is also equipped with full LED headlights that are 90% more powerful than conventional halogen versions.

In addition, the manufacturer also launched the Big Game Accessory Collection, which includes hunt-specific storage and added lighting solutions. It is curated by renowned big game hunters Lee and Tiffany Lakosky.

For those who prefer to hunt ducks and geese, Polaris has developed the Waterfowl Edition that is equipped to power through wet and muddy conditions.

2021 Polaris Ranger Waterfowl Edition
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It uses 29-inch Pro Armor Mud XC tires, and just like the Big Game Edition, it is fitted with high-clearance arched A-arms that maximize the 14 inches (35.5 cm) of ground clearance.

Since this model will spend much of its time in the water, it is equipped with high-mount air intakes and clutch ducting, while the winch and electrical components are completely sealed and waterproof.

The Waterfowl Edition benefits from similar exterior enhancements as its Big Game sibling. These include LED headlights, a heavy-duty front bumper, and the Pro HD 4,500-lb (2,041-kg) winch, while the camo pattern is designed to mimic the nuances of marsh grasses.

There is also a Waterfowl Accessory Collection that provides hunters with additional enhancements. It also benefits from professional input thanks to renowned waterfowl hunter Tony Vandemore.

Both versions can be ordered on Polaris’ website for an MSRP of $20,199 for the 3-seat version or $21,599 for the Crew models.
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