If you have got dogs, which I will soon, I would rather have a pick up tuck. Especially for upland hunting.
Most of the guys using hunting dogs here flatbed their pickups, easier load crates, I would assume. Or will go full on crate body.
Think I see more Toyota mini-trucks in the back country with this type of setup than any other. Couple weeks ago I was waaaay out in the back country and saw a guy with a Suzuki Side Kick I believe, with the top off and a couple of dog boxes in its' place...betcha he could get back in to some super gnarly spots with his setup.