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Unread 10-13-2003, 09:08 PM
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Need tips for transporting a deer

I'm new to deer hunting. I'm going this year and I have a sneaky suspicion that I'm going to get pegged to drive my (wife's) new suburban.

Any tips on the best way to haul a deer back home without making a huge mess in the back of my truck?

Wish I had a pickup.

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    Unread 10-14-2003, 06:04 AM
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    Re: Need tips for transporting a deer

    You can buy a plastic tray made for suburbans that fits in back ($50), get hitch
    hauler that fits on rear hitch ($60) or last bet, put heavy plastic drop cloth down.

    BH
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    Unread 10-14-2003, 07:09 AM
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    Re: Need tips for transporting a deer

    Go to the nearest Surplus store and buy some body bags. I have a couple that I put deer in when i have to use my wifes Explorer. I also have the cargo tray as previous mentioned. The bags are just extra insurance. My wife could pick out a spot of blood from a mile away.

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    Unread 10-14-2003, 03:01 PM
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    Re: Need tips for transporting a deer

    I bought a large rack for the back of my SUV. It is 24"X60" and has 4" high sides. Fits into the 2" receiver under the rear bumper. I put an 8'x10' cheap PVC tarp on the rack, pile on the deer, then wrap it over him and tuck the excess tarp underneath. A few bungie cords to keep the tarp down when hitting highway speeds and your done.

    No dirt or road grime gets on the deer and non-hunters are not offended even if they can guess what inside of the tarp.
    VH
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    Unread 10-14-2003, 03:06 PM
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    Re: Need tips for transporting a deer

    Another thought. I have previously purchased through a mail order house(can't remember where) very large and strong game bags. They were made of heavy plastic and could hold an entire deer and still be closed tight with a wire wrap.

    If you must put a bloody, bug ridden deer in your wife's truck, I'm sure that she would appreciate you bagging it completely. Maybe someone on this board knows where you can get a few of these bags.
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    Unread 10-14-2003, 04:17 PM
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    Re: Need tips for transporting a deer

    Keep in mind the plastic will keep in any body heat. Lay down a tarp and use a body bag or canvas bag. the heat needs to get out of the game
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    Re: Need tips for transporting a deer

    I would suggest the Hitch Haul...A deer inside a new suburban would take away from that"New Car Smell" [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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