How do you drag game out?

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  1. SavageHunter11

    SavageHunter11 Well-Known Member

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    This forum is "Long Range Hunting", implying we're a bunch that are willing to take longer shots on game. I'm my experience, it's rare I shoot game closer to the truck than I am and longer shots means longer distances to drag game out. How do you all drag game out? Any clever devices or tricks to make dragging a deer or similar game out of the field? I just use a rope and lots of leg power but I'm getting older and lazier and might buy/build an easier way to get a deer out. What do you all do?
     
  2. coop2564

    coop2564 Well-Known Member

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    I drive to it on 4 wheeler on my deer lease, when hunting public land I use a wheeled cart most of time, until its within say 150 yds then I might drag it.
     
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  3. Tidus56

    Tidus56 Well-Known Member

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    I throw that sucker on my back and walk out like a man! Or I cry a little and call for help lol. Usually I have a buddy with me and we will haul it out in packs or whole if close enough to a trail. Whole meaning gutted not quartered.
     
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    SavageHunter11 Well-Known Member

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    I wish SD allowed motor vehicle on public lands but they don't. It's all man power for us if we are stuck to public land like myself.
     
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  6. Hand Skills

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    Really depends on the the geography. Get increasing mileage out of the calf sled as years go by.
     
  7. nmbarta

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    I don't pack hide and I don't pack bone, I used to, but got tired of throwing out 30lbs of bone and hide that I just packed two miles.
    I buy good game bags to keep the fly eggs off and spend a little extra time in the field to lighten the load.
    They come out on my back.
     
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    Helicopter w/ rescue basket
     
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    Schnyd112 Well-Known Member

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    A good knife, strong knees and a well fit backpack. Minimal hair and bone.
     
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  11. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    Get one of these. A capstanwinch. They work great and can even get you outta the ditch!
    You can pull an elk up a cliff with one. Use 100 yards of low stretch rope and you can get a deer/elk/moose out of anything.
    http://www.capstanropewinch.com/
     
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    Hand Skills Well-Known Member

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    Indeed, love the Lewis version that bolts onto a chainsaw too! Total GAMEchanger for us!
     
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    dmj Well-Known Member

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    Usually am hunting with my son, grandson or brother. Depends on how far from a road we are. Either just quarter it or bone it out. If we get to far we go and get the horses and mules and let them earn their keep.
     
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    Debone and throw it in a good pack only way to do it. No use dragging them any farther then you have too