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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Drag Ropes

What do you use to drag your deer out?
If a rope,how long ang what diameter?

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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 11:44 AM
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3 inch by 12 feet long white nylon lifting sling. Rolls up nice and machine washable.
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1" thick Mil Spec nylon webbing 20' length. 20' allows you to double it and wrap your waist with it.
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post #4 of 40 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 12:20 PM
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I have two. Both store bought. One is a sash style and is great for days when I won't be taking a back pack. The other store bought one has two shoulder straps and a waist belt. Takes up more room in my pack but it is great when I am hunting alone.
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I have used a 12 fit. 3/8" rope on a 8" piece of ax handle since the sixties. However for longer drags I now use a deer cart and my bet method is my 4 wheeler when I am hunting where it can be used. I carry my leg assist belt that came with my safety vest, but so far have not had an occasion to use it, but believe it will work fine. The trick is to contain the antlers and legs so they do not hang up on anything or cause addition friction. The fur coat will slide nicely on leaves.

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1/4 inch chain hooked onto back rack of quad.
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post #7 of 40 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 12:40 PM
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I usually forget my drag rope and resort to my belt. So I would say it's a 34-36 brown leather with a very strong buckle. If only my belt could talk. Has drug out numerous deer, and a 150lb bear one year. Was the talk of the maple creek area for a couple years with that one.
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5' long 1/2" rope with loops on each end.
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post #9 of 40 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 03:10 PM
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Store bought 2 inch Nylon shoulder strap that has a D ring on one end. To that I have a length of 3 braided strands of parachord about 8 feet long.
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post #10 of 40 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 08:37 PM
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I've used a Glens Deer Handle for years when I have to drag it to where i can get to it with the wheeler.I'm not sure if they still make them or not.
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