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Deer Cart Recommendations

Found an old thread on here, but it seems like some of the recommendations are no longer sold. So, what brand does everyone recommend for deer carts.

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I like my aluminum cart from gander mountain. I put backpack straps on it to carry it in. Much nicer than wheeling it. I think I would prefer something with inflatable bike tires instead of the hard rubber tires that make everything rattle.

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i have a folding alum from cabelas. Its ok, better then no cart. Never use it anymore as i can use the 4 wheeler

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I have two from Gander Mountain. Both have the hard tires and metal rims/spokes. Since I never break them down, I removed all of the little clips that come with them and replaced them with regular bolts. They are ok, but only if you have a fairly clear path or trail to follow. Transporting them thru the woods with a deer on them is almost as much work as dragging, especially if there are a lot of fallen trees. Worth their weight in gold under the right circumstances, but very difficult to maneuver in thick cover. The ones that fold up would be great for packing in, but you still have to get them out if successful.

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My property is fairly steep but has 3 logging roads that run on flats around the hillside. I have gotten them cleaned out now so pulling a cart shouldn't be a problem. I wouldn't need to pack in as I would probably just walk back to camp to get it. I could take my Jd gator but for a weekend hunt I am thinking it might be a pain to trailer it down.

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Was even thinking about something like this. They are around $130 with 1200 lb capacity. The bed size is 40" X 25".


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I've had the Cabela's cart for about 10 years. It works great on trails but it's tough to use off trail and rocky uneven terrain. A jet sled works much better to pull a deer or bear out to a trail where a cart can be used for a longer haul.
I would be concerned about using a cart like the one pictured on uneven terrain. It looks like it would be top heavy when loaded with a deer or bear.
The top of the wheels on my deer cart are higher than the bed and stabilize the cart fairly well.

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I've had the Cabela's cart for about 10 years. It works great on trails but it's tough to use off trail and rocky uneven terrain. A jet sled works much better to pull a deer or bear out to a trail where a cart can be used for a longer haul.
I would be concerned about using a cart like the one pictured on uneven terrain. It looks like it would be top heavy when loaded with a deer or bear.
The top of the wheels on my deer cart are higher than the bed and stabilize the cart fairly well.
That is a great point. It would be top heavy unless I found one like that with the tires spread wider than the bed and the bed sat down in. Probably going to go the 2 wheel deer cart route.

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I like my Cabelas Mag Hauler. Got it on sale for $99. Not sure it's still made. I can tell you this, I'm pretty certain it's saved me from a heart attack.
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I have a Strong Built from BPS years ago. Steel one with the hard rubber, spoked wheels. I put foam pipe insulation on the handle, wrapped with friction tape. I think it works much easier pushed in front of you, than pulled behind. You still have to get them out to a trail/roadbed before using it. I destroyed all the old plastic toboggans we had in the attic, doing that. Those plastic wrap around ones last about 1 time. I have some skidder sheets, my son got me from his old warehouse job I want to try.
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