I shot my biggest deer last year and had to drag it through mud, brush and swamp about 3/4 of a mile back to my truck. Not fun and I am surprised I’m not dead from it. Im looking for input on products for making that easier. I’ve found plastic sleds/wraps on Sportsmen’s Guide and other sites as well as carts. I don’t think the cart thing would work where I hunt so I’m looking for something to make dragging easier beit through mud or snow. Thanks.
Best Deer Drag Product/Trick
Been using kids plastic toboggans for years. Picked them up at garage sales for a few dollars. Add a series of rope along the sides to hold deer in place. Important to not use just a rope with a knot at the front pulling end of toboggan, it will just pull through. I make a complete loop of rope with wood backers at the front end. This has never pulled through.
I just had an idea.(no, it doesn't happen very often) I'm lucky I can pull my deer out with a sled and four wheeler.
I wonder if we sprayed the bottom of the sleds with Pam or a silicone spray to make the sled even easier. Thoroughly spray the sled a couple of days before using.
What do you think ? Will that make the sled pull easier ? No one needs to hurt themselves or have a heart attack.
I don't think there is a trick to it. Grim determination like Mr. Trout showed seems the norm. My small advantage is having a longer and thicker rope than some guys carry. I tie around the horns and the snout then make large double loops so I can lean into hauling with the rope over both shoulders. This helps a lot to keep the snout off the ground while pulling thru brush and over logs. This also leaves my hands free to carry my gun with one hand and grab stuff or break my fall, with the other, when exhaustion sets in and I wipe out.
Iv used sleds they work great as long as you dont have to flip them over alot. An deer is strapped in an rope dont brake or pull out the holes iv used otters ok plow alot an kinda wide.deer carts are good at time other times they are good at twisting a wrist .iv made at cart out of an old dolly put mountain bike tires on it still ok my go to is an old truck liner cut down with a handle for each hand an dont be shy to add an exstra road for spectators lol its light an easy customized for any stiuation
My son hunts in a swamp , and everytime he shoots one he calls me to bring what we call a " Dead Sled " . Basically it's a plastic childs sled kind of thing , sold at all outdoors type stores . He pulls it and I carry his bow and gear .