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what do you solo hunters do??

Old 01-24-2002, 10:24 PM
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i was just wondering how any of you guys who hunt alone get you deer into the truck by yourself...i hunt with my dad but as chance would have it each of the last two years my dad wasn't up north with me when i got my bucks...the first time was a 160lb dressed 8pt and after struggling for about 10 min i was finally able to get him up there..but this year i got a 210lb dressed 10pt and i tried and tried and tried but i just couldn't get him up there..so i finally walked across the road to a farmhouse there and asked the owner if he could help me load him up..he did..so the next weekend i gave my dad some money and had him buy the man a case of beer...he was a lifesaver...any stories out there...
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Old 01-24-2002, 11:11 PM
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I have had to do this on one occasion, it was a huge buck that probablly went around 220-230 lbs. I always carry a long rope with me, so what I did was get my dads truck, park it under a limb, then I put rope around the deers head, threw the rope over the tree limb, went to the front of the truck and just pulled my little heart out, it worked but it was still really hard to do. If I didn't have that rope I probablly would have had to drag the deer to my house haha.

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Old 01-25-2002, 12:04 AM
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I go after big mule deer in big mule deer country. I have my backpack full of knifes and water. I have took my big deer out in five parts. I have a bag that holds my tag a pen and I use it for the liver and heart. I have also passed on deer because of time of day or size. I have rope to hang'em and skin them. Bag them then hike. I haven't had to bone one yet but the monster is just around the corner.
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Old 01-25-2002, 02:37 AM
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I tie a rope around the neck. Then I get in the back of the truck and pull the rope up as high as I can( which isn't far any more). I tie the rope off and jump down. Then I grab the arse end of the deer and lift it up and push it on the tailgate. Untie the head now you can slide him on in.
Did I mention that you need tie downs or bed rails for this method.
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Old 01-25-2002, 02:43 AM
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I dont hunt very far from my truck.I usually cans ee my truck. Almost always sitting on the dge of fields. I drive the truck up to the deer and I have a boat winch mounted in the back. Just hookem up and crank.Last year only 1 of the 6 deer I shot had to be draged and someone else had to do that for me.
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Old 01-25-2002, 02:58 AM
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Very carfully with alot of work. I was hunting by myself a couple years back and it was one of those days that you should be inside instead of sitting in a treestand. Down pour 20-30 mph winds and about 30 degrees out. Miserable!! I shot a 225 lb. 8 point and had to drive in to get it out through a plowed field. You can imagine how muddy that mess was. I proped him up so his head was resting verticle on the tail gate and hoisted him up that way. It was a pain in the butt to say the least. The hardest part was not slipping and knocking myself unconscious. Since that day Ialways make sure I have somone I can call to help me load my deer up.
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Old 01-25-2002, 03:46 AM
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Ask Big Country about his 2000 Illinois Buck.
350 lbs, no kidding. Put it on the back of a 2wd 250 polaris and had to lean forward to get the front wheels to hit the ground so he could steer!
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Old 01-25-2002, 04:06 AM
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I don't use any special method except, I tell myself, I spent all this time trying to get you.Who knows how much a lb. for the meat.Had to drag you thru
the woods.Your coming home with me.It seems to give that extra (lift) I need.
Also I could see me going home and telling my wife,I got one but he was too big to put in the truck.<img src=icon_smile_dissapprove.gif border=0 align=middle>
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