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#5993225 - 10/25/15 10:25 AM Temporarily Disabled
papa45 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 472
Loc: Arlington
I don't mean to offend anyone by posting in this section, but I need some ideas. By the way, I am a 70-year-old Purple Heart veteran, but my wounds have long-since healed and I have no significant permanent impairments. I have recently torn my rotator cuff in two places and displaced my bicep tendon, leaving my arm very weak and in some pain. I tore the bicep tendon in the other arm a few years ago and it was not repaired. I plan to get a little deer hunting in before my surgery, but I don't believe I can field dress and load a deer by myself and am worried about doing further damage to the injured shoulder. I hunt by myself and I have tried to line up some friends and locals to call if I need help, but I can't expect them to be sitting by the phone waiting for my call, then drop what they're doing to drive out to help me. Any suggestions?


Edited by papa45 (10/25/15 10:27 AM)

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#5994572 - 10/26/15 06:40 AM Re: Temporarily Disabled [Re: papa45]
upsslim Offline
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Registered: 10/10/13
Posts: 434
Loc: Cooper, TX
Just a couple of ideas. Offer to take someone hunting with you. Someone would love to go hunt and help you. Do you have any grandsons? Take one of them with you.
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#5994769 - 10/26/15 09:31 AM Re: Temporarily Disabled [Re: papa45]
papa45 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 472
Loc: Arlington
Thanks, upsslim. My lease doesn't allow guests; maybe I can get an exception to the rules. I do have a couple of grandkids who hunt with me or would like to hunt, but they aren't big enough to do what I need.

I put together a rig with a small block-and-tackle and a ramp to load a deer. I tested it in the driveway yesterday and hurt my shoulder even more. Better give up on that one.

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#5995205 - 10/26/15 02:10 PM Re: Temporarily Disabled [Re: papa45]
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Registered: 12/01/14
Posts: 514
Loc: Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
They have hand cranks for losing deer I the back of the truck. You set them up in your trailer hitch and use a pulley system to load the animal. I know bass pro carries them and I'm sure you can find someone on here to make them too. Good luck
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#5996408 - 10/27/15 09:04 AM Re: Temporarily Disabled [Re: papa45]
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Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 499
Loc: Pittsburg, TX
For the loading part do you have a winch or anything?
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#5997658 - 10/27/15 08:08 PM Re: Temporarily Disabled [Re: papa45]
papa45 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 472
Loc: Arlington
No winch. I have a small block-and-tackle (AKA game hoist) and I'm driving an SUV. See my post above. I'm still working on a "new and improved version."

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#6036129 - 11/17/15 09:09 PM Re: Temporarily Disabled [Re: papa45]
jsplinter Offline
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Registered: 05/11/10
Posts: 794
Loc: Copperas Cove
Saw this on the pursuit channel tonight. Maybe some solutions to your problem
viking solutions
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#6037200 - 11/18/15 12:12 PM Re: Temporarily Disabled [Re: papa45]
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You might ask your Doc if he's ok with you doing what you need to do. I'm betting he says absolutely not. If you have a good arm and shoulder can't you use that? If not... put your hunting off til next year.
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#6056195 - 11/29/15 01:04 PM Re: Temporarily Disabled [Re: papa45]
papa45 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 472
Loc: Arlington
Thanks for all the suggestions, guys. I've only got a couple of days left to hunt...in the mud. I'll just see what happens and hope I can call for help if needed.

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#6056249 - 11/29/15 01:31 PM Re: Temporarily Disabled [Re: papa45]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
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Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Would it still be hunting if you just put the crosshairs on target and just said 'BANG FLOP'?

He'll be bigger next year.
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#6056380 - 11/29/15 02:43 PM Re: Temporarily Disabled [Re: papa45]
Elpatoloco Offline
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Registered: 07/10/15
Posts: 283
What area are you hunting?

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#6080027 - 12/12/15 01:40 PM Re: Temporarily Disabled [Re: papa45]
papa45 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 472
Loc: Arlington
OK, it's over. Had my surgery three days ago and I'm done for the season. I took my grandson out a couple of times. He shot a doe, two hogs and two turkeys. That's even better than if I had done it myself. Looking forward to next year!

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