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Block and Tackle for Draggung Deer Out?

Old 01-08-2014, 09:23 AM
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I chime in with the idea of just leaving all the parts you can't eat or have mounted laying on the ground where the critter fell.
It's all biodegradable !!
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:41 PM
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Ditto what others are saying about backpacking all the meat out. That's what we've always done in Wyoming on antelope, deer, and elk. I finally got smart and the last two bucks I shot up in northern MI when I was by myself were brought a mile back to my cabin that way. It's much easier and at 66 with a little bit of a bad back it takes me two trips for a deer.
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:27 AM
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Agree with Flags; if I had to use block and tackle to get a deer out I wouldn't bother. I'd use the gutless method and just pack the meat out.
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:46 AM
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Don't think I'd go through the trouble of a block and tackle (100ft length B&T = 200, 300, or 400ft+ length of rope to haul around. The drag weight of a deer on a cart isn't enough to need the mechanical advantage of a B&T, all you really need is a single pulley. If you're not using a cart, buck up and buy one. Best $100 a big game hunter can spend.

So when I get some rough terrain, I take 50 or 100ft of rope and a pulley that ride in a small bag on my cart. I anchor my pulley to a tree or spike in the ground half of my rope length away, double back to guide the cart as I pull it up the hill with the rope over the pulley. If the ATV or mini truck can't make it through, then I revert to the cart.

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Old 01-09-2014, 02:26 PM
Join Date: Jan 2014
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This what I use when I need to haul a moose or deer out of a difficult spot.


Weights about 35 lbs with a 100 feet of cable.

I made a special backpack for easy carrying to where I need it.

With the right set up will pull 3000 to 4000 lbs so no moose or deer is an issue whether on the flat or a dead lift.
Once dragged a moose from the middle of a wet mucky marsh ( 75 feet). Pulled it to shore so dressing it out was not so messy. As well was getting too dark so just winched it up a tall tree 30 feet up . Returned in the morning to complete the haul.
Best money I ever spent.
Has come in handy pulling the truck out of a mud hole and clearing large trees from the trail. No mater what vechicle I am in easy to bring along .
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:03 AM
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I use a block and tackle out fit I made to hang the bucks on the buck pole. Using the system is ok but to get a deer up a hill just a mar 100 ft. Would take many reattachments of hundreds of feet of rope. I would just break down and buy a back pack frame and cut the deer into chunks I could handle on my back during a climb.

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Old 01-10-2014, 07:00 AM
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I hunt WV every year. You must check either the whole deer or the head and hide. I have not hunted Maryland for a while, but that used to be check the whole field dressed deer. Not worth cutting up a large deer if you have to pack out the head and hide too. Nothing like standing in freezing rain cutting up a deer either. I made a half scale sized come-a-long, just in case. Good enough to get a deer up a drop off or haul one up in a tree. Try pulling a 150# deer up in a tree by yourself with just a rope. Cut it up on the ground? Yeah, standing on an ice covered 15* slope wrestling with a deer on the ground. You waste enough grinder meat cutting up on the spot, let alone covering it with dirt. I would do it if I was desperate, but for some reason when you absolutely have to do something, it is always the worst case conditions.
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