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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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deer dragging

last saturday of buck season ,a friend of mine got a nice buck,before he got it out of the woods he had pulled one side of the rack off,how do you guys get your bucks out during the late season?
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 12:59 AM
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Re: deer dragging

pick them up and load them on the front rack of the 4 wheeler....but i understand that in a lot of cases this cant be done....but if i do have to drag on any distance i make sure to put the rope around the head with the front hooves up too so it really doesn't pull on the antlers...
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post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 01:03 AM
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Re: deer dragging

Yep. But then again, putting the front feet between the antlers just makes for a better drag all the way around.

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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 01:03 AM
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Re: deer dragging

I always put the rope around the neck and not the antlers.

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Re: deer dragging

Ditto, Rope around the neck, front legs tied aound the nose, makes it a litte easier.
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Re: deer dragging

That and slow down while dragging. I had a buck one year that had a loose left side, it eventually fell off when we dropped it from the meat pole, but I ended up dragging it slowly and lifting the head around obstacles. You got your deer, slow down and take your time gettin out of the woods!

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Re: deer dragging

make a loop in the rope slide rope around deer head and and stick in the deer both front legs so as u drag deer heads along with both front feet are a few inches off the ground making it very easy. plus late season i have just walked up to downed deer and grabbed them by the horns and they have come off in my hand before.
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post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 03:05 AM
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Re: deer dragging

I have had a few guys tell me about antlers coming off
easily later in the year.
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Re: deer dragging

In 1986 my uncle shot a buck on the last Friday of the season, and after following the blood trail to the deer it didn't have any antlers. He had to go back track the blood trail to find them.

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post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 09:30 AM
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Re: deer dragging

Use a vest type safety belt and keep the head off the ground. Lay the deer on a plastic roll up sled and tie it secure. You can pull out the biggest of deer with little effort.

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