Up until last season I dragged my deer to where I could get my truck. I found the easiest way to drag is to put a loop around the deer's neck, then stick the front legs through the loop behind the ears and pull the loop tight. It should drag on the sides and the legs will not catch on anything. Last year after 59 years of dragging I bough a used 4wd ATV and hauled my deer from where it fell to where my truck was parked for the first time ever. What caused me to finally buy the machine was there is a ravine about 20 feet from my stand and the last three deer I shot turned around and ran down into the ravine and died. I am not as young as I used to be and dragging those deer alone out of the ravine was not fun. I also put a winch on the ATV so I could winch the deer out of the ravine if need be. I didn't use the winch last year because the deer ran across the ravine and died half way up the other side and I was able to drive around to the other side and load it up after field dressing. Never minded dragging, it is part of the game, but there comes a time in life when brains work better than brawn.
When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!