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Old 09-03-2013, 09:36 AM
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Deer recovery kit

Here's what I carry in the pack that gets used *after* the trigger is pulled.

* Three small but bright flashlights. One with lots of black-tape wrapped around it.
* Several writing pen. One with duct-tape wrapped around it.
* Tags and tie-wraps for affixing them to the inside of a deer's ear. I cut two vertical slits in the ear and tie-wrap tag inside. Then tape the ear shut.
* Trusty Buck110 folding knife. Razor sharp.
* Six reflective tracking clothes pins. Red on one side and white on the other.
* Several pairs of field-dressing gloves
* gallon-sized plastic bags for heart, liver, and kidneys.
* 30feet of 400lb breaking strength camo rope. I haul deer up in a tree to gut it. Saves my back and keeps tenders clean.
* toilet paper or paper napkins in a baggie - good for marking small spots of blood, or taking a dump on a long track.
* (not shown) Hunting license.






Making some clip-on trail-markers for tracking at night.
Hoooneeeeeey! Where'd all the clothes pins go?
Adhesive-backed reflective tape from auto-parts store.
Red on one side and white on the other.
Red leads to the deer and white back to the stand.

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Old 09-03-2013, 07:10 PM
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Re: Deer recovery kit

do you allways carry all this?
seems alot of stuff to carry about.
All you need to gut a deer is a knife then some string/shoe laces to carry it out. or hang it in a tree and return later and bone em out and put into a back pack.
Looks like you havto track alot of wounded deer?
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:14 PM
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Re: Deer recovery kit

Well, I kill a lot of deer with a bow.
Totaled up the last four years recently - 106 deer.

Some run farther than others. Some have poor blood trails and some are great.
No rhyme or reason to it.

Then there's helping other guys on the team track their deer.

Probably have recovered something like 200 deer in the last four years.

My little pile of stuff there weighs about 2lb. I weigh 250 lb.
I don't notice the weight all that much.

It pays to be prepared. Just sayin'...
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:24 PM
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Re: Deer recovery kit

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Well, I kill a lot of deer with a bow.
Totaled up the last four years recently - 106 deer.

Some run farther than others. Some have poor blood trails and some are great.
No rhyme or reason to it.

Then there's helping other guys on the team track their deer.

Probably have recovered something like 200 deer in the last four years.

My little pile of stuff there weighs about 2lb. I weigh 250 lb.
I don't notice the weight all that much.

It pays to be prepared. Just sayin'...
Fair enough with a bow. with a rifle i was thinking maybe your doing something wrong haha. Dogs are the best to find wounded stuff but can be hassel if your not using them all time.(i dont have a dog anymore.)
Thats alot of deer to get with a bow, good on ya.
im only 165lbs so I dont like carrying anymore than I havto haha.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:37 PM
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Re: Deer recovery kit

You are right about dogs.
We have two available to the group.
We use 'em a few times a year. Not too many.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:42 PM
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Re: Deer recovery kit

Are you allowd to carry a gun as back up on bow hunts?? like for badly wounded/poor shots. and people bow hunt bears right???
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:59 PM
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Re: Deer recovery kit

No guns allowed in bow season in Maryland.
Anyhow, I hunt deer in suburban neighborhoods and guns would be out of the question, even if generally legal.
We ninja in and out, keeping as low a footprint as possible.
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