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#6023318 - 11/11/15 11:09 AM Best Way To Drag a Deer Out Of The Woods?
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This weekend my wife and I were hunting and I killed a buck that only ran 30 yards into the woods. However it was very, very thick brambles. Took us forever to just walk through them to find the buck. Took us over 30 minutes to drag the buck out through all the vines and thorns. Now I need to say that we both are almost 70, but it took everything we had to get that buck back out where we could load him up in the truck. Any body got any tricks on making it easier in dragging a deer through thick stuff. This old man could use any suggestions that you may have.
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#6023325 - 11/11/15 11:11 AM Re: Best Way To Drag a Deer Out Of The Woods? [Re: Mr. T.]
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Machete and/or a 4 wheeler with a long tow strap.
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#6023329 - 11/11/15 11:14 AM Re: Best Way To Drag a Deer Out Of The Woods? [Re: rexmitchell]
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Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
4 wheeler with a long tow strap.


^ This. There's no easy way about it. Also, drag from the head, so you don't pull against the animals fur for increased resistance.
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#6023338 - 11/11/15 11:17 AM Re: Best Way To Drag a Deer Out Of The Woods? [Re: rexmitchell]
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Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
Machete and/or a 4 wheeler with a long tow strap.


This, or gut it where it falls to drop about 30-40 lbs.

One for younger guys, Tie each end of a rope to a back leg, or to the head, step into the loop and pull it up to your waist and start walking.
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#6023360 - 11/11/15 11:23 AM Re: Best Way To Drag a Deer Out Of The Woods? [Re: Mr. T.]
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Take a look at some of this company's products...

http://vikingsl.com/hunters/

I had the same problem when my daughter killed a big six point on youth weekend. The two of us could not get it loaded on my hitch hauler to move away from the feeder for gutting. Had to dress it where it fell to get rid of some of the weight. Even then the two of us had a hard time lifting it. I certainly could've used some of their products. By the way, I'm not affiliated with the company and don't know anything about them. I just found their website while researching hoists.

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#6023363 - 11/11/15 11:24 AM Re: Best Way To Drag a Deer Out Of The Woods? [Re: Mr. T.]
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You might look into getting a deer sled or deer cart. Google it.
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#6023382 - 11/11/15 11:33 AM Re: Best Way To Drag a Deer Out Of The Woods? [Re: twinbubba]
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Originally Posted By: twinbubba
You might look into getting a deer sled or deer cart. Google it.

I did see a guy use a snow sled, like the kids play with in the snow.
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#6023385 - 11/11/15 11:34 AM Re: Best Way To Drag a Deer Out Of The Woods? [Re: Mr. T.]
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I am getting an electric wench with lots of cable and a roll of anchor line now. I have a creek that cuts my place in half and the feeder is 100 yrds from the roadside of it. I will not drag another deer manually again unless I have help.
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#6023399 - 11/11/15 11:44 AM Re: Best Way To Drag a Deer Out Of The Woods? [Re: hook_n_line]
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Originally Posted By: hook_n_line
I am getting an electric wench with lots of cable and a roll of anchor line now. I have a creek that cuts my place in half and the feeder is 100 yrds from the roadside of it. I will not drag another deer manually again unless I have help.


Speaking of Wally world had a Reese electric 2,000 lb winch priced at 59 dollars the other day with a abck up hand crank could be handy.
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#6023404 - 11/11/15 11:45 AM Re: Best Way To Drag a Deer Out Of The Woods? [Re: Mr. T.]
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Get someone young to haul it out for you.

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#6023453 - 11/11/15 12:06 PM Re: Best Way To Drag a Deer Out Of The Woods? [Re: Mr. T.]
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I bring a two wheeled dolly with me. It stays in the back of the truck until I need it. Then I lay the deer flat on it and use a couple of ratchet straps to hold him down and then lift and pull. It's not perfect, but it works and it MUCH easier than dragging it out of the woods. It also comes in handy for hauling corn to the feeder that the truck can't get to.
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#6023454 - 11/11/15 12:06 PM Re: Best Way To Drag a Deer Out Of The Woods? [Re: Mr. T.]
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Registered: 12/14/08
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I put a winch on the Gator for stuff like this. It has drug my fat butt out of a creek, it'll handle a deer.
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#6023472 - 11/11/15 12:15 PM Re: Best Way To Drag a Deer Out Of The Woods? [Re: Mr. T.]
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You pick that sucker up and walk outta the woods like it's a sack of taters!


Edited by Enter Standman (11/11/15 12:16 PM)

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#6023479 - 11/11/15 12:20 PM Re: Best Way To Drag a Deer Out Of The Woods? [Re: Mr. T.]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Gut it if your far enough in.. I try everything I can not to have to do it but if I have to drag it more than 100yrds by myself ill shed that 40lbs real quick.. my tree harness also has a deer drag loop built into it and comes with a nice drag rope and snap ring.. makes life nice..
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#6023551 - 11/11/15 12:48 PM Re: Best Way To Drag a Deer Out Of The Woods? [Re: Mr. T.]
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Back in my youth, and I guess it'd work Ok now, I'd make a cut in both deer back legs and cut a chunk of tree limb or small sapling. The wood would be about an inch thick and 2 1/2 feet long. Stick it through the leg holes and drag with that. Makes it a lot easier.

Pretty much had to get good at dragging before 3Wheelers came on to the scene.

Luckily, a buck in central Texas is about half the body weight of the bucks I used to shoot in NE Louisiana. I'm older and the deer are lighter. Works for me.

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