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Unread 10-29-2013, 05:42 AM
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Re: Getting your heavy deer into the truck

All good ideas but I really like the ladder idea. Now if I can just get my truck to where the deer is waiting to get loaded.
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    Unread 10-29-2013, 07:08 AM
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    Re: Getting your heavy deer into the truck

    You can also use a cheap portable winch and screw it to the end of the bed of your pick up truck. From there you just tie the deers head and pull him up with the winch. You may only need to guide it while pulling him. Simple and cheap
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    Unread 10-29-2013, 08:27 AM
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    Re: Getting your heavy deer into the truck

    I get on the tail gate and pick it up and put it in. we have big deer here in wyoming and its not that big of a deal usually. sometimes ill hook a come along in the bed and pull it in that way if its too heavy or if its an elk i want to load whole. Cutting them in half is another great option
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    Unread 10-29-2013, 08:49 AM
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    Re: Getting your heavy deer into the truck

    I use a wooden load ramp with a game cart. I've only had to use it on a couple of animals. Most deer I can stand in the truck and pull them up. But, as I get older it is getting tougher. Cart and Ramp make for quick work.
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    Unread 10-29-2013, 01:01 PM
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    Re: Getting your heavy deer into the truck

    I have been using the "man up" method for years now, and it still works well into the back of my pickup, but I have a hell of a time with this method when trying to get a big buck into the back of my Ranger by myself. It's because the box is so much shorter, which gives me WAY less leverage and room to pull from. Any ideas on this?

    I like the "ladder" method, but that isn't going to cut it in the Ranger.
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    Unread 10-30-2013, 06:42 AM
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    Re: Getting your heavy deer into the truck

    Put the boned-out mulie in pack. Carry pack to truck, and put it in the truck.



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    Unread 10-30-2013, 09:22 AM
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    Re: Getting your heavy deer into the truck

    Yup, I've done that one a few times too. I actually prefer that to what I normally do because it means I'm hunting somewhere different than normal
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