I've been looking forward to doing this for years, and finally had the chance to make it happen. A lot of buddies including the relatives thought I was crazy and wanted to know my approximate location pending any disasters. I told everyone I was going out to score...even if it took until the end of the season...which would have been 6 nights. Ended up scoring on day 2.
I had a absolute blast and hope to do it in the mountains some day.
I know for SURE I'll be doing it next hunting season, but hopefully with a buddy to run a camera.
After I started carrying this thing out, I knew I had better get some video of it or no one would believe me. It would have been about 3/4 of a mile out a ridge to the south plus another 3/4 of a mile across the prairie if I headed back to camp...so I opted to go up and over a nasty ridge to the north, about 1/2 mile to a fence line where I could get to it with my Explorer.
The first half of this clip, is getting to the top of the first ridge...all that was left was another 700 yds to the fence...mostly down hill, but to much timber to easily drag without getting hung up...so I opted to carry it...even down hill. Stopping whenever I needed a rest of course.
Carrying it isn't hard...its picking up dead weight that is a real bitch!
I'll be adding more pics and videos to add to the story...but here is the extraction.
2013DeerExtraction_zpse5690c00.mp4 Video by c_bass16 | Photobucket