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
I hung mine but like you said, you don't need to, but i opted to because of the yotes and there are a crap ton on them there. So I had a rope, I hung it after I had removed the hind quarters. I just did it to get it off the ground as I figured i'd be gone over an hour.
The chances of a yote coming with all the human scent is probably little to none, but i wasn't taking a chance. I'd do it again but it would get deboned, legal or not. Deer die out there all the time and rot away, one more isn't going to matter.
Unfortunately that is not legal in Wisconsin. You can quarter the deer, (up to 5 pieces), but the head, rib cage/spine etc... still needs to be brought out. Basically everything needs to come out except guys, hide and lower limbs.
This sucks, because butchering a deer into de-boned muscle groups in-field is not that hard and I would do it in a heartbeat here. There are spots I hunt here where I would probably still cut a deer in half after gutting to drag out if I was by myself.