Getting your heavy deer into the truck
Ok guys & gals, what are your tricks for getting a heavy deer into the truck by yourself?
I've got a few methods, but am always looking for a better way.
Here are my two favorites. They take a minimum of inexpensive equipment and can be used almost anywhere.
#1 - The "Truck Back-up" method: Pull truck up to a tree. Tie rope about 8-feet high in tree, throw it over top of cab, down the bed, over the gate (down) and tie it to the deer. Back the truck up 6-inches at a time, jumping out to adjust the rope and deer as you inch backwards. Eventually you'll pull the deer up in the truck. Tricky, but it works.
#2 - The "Block and Tackle" method: Back up under a stout limb that's 10-12 feet off the ground. While standing in the truck bed throw a rope over the limb and rig your block and tackle. Pull truck forward, drag the deer under the limb and hoist it up high. Back truck up under the deer and lower him into the bed. Easier than #1 above.