i read a thread where members were talking bout deer drags they have, couldn't find it to post my sled i made....so here is what i made from a cabela's plastic role up sled that was talked bout in other thread....
i used a 5/4 deck board with rounded edges and ripped off 2" to use as the inside cross spacers/supports....rounded the bottom front for runners to go over stuff....then used 3/4" wide 1/8" thick alum flat stock to mount plastic to bottom of frame with flathead SS screws every 2" apart....made it big enough for bear as well ........bob
exocet w/STS, munch mount
boo string and trigger
2117 w/ blazer vanes and brass inserts
Nice. We used a WildThing Ice fishing sled from Gander Mtn this year. I reinforced it with a small board and drilled 1/2" holes in it so the plastic wouldn't give way. Used it to easily drag out a few good size deer and even bear this season.
It sure is a change of pace when you give a tug and a 200 pound dressed bear comes sliding past you 10 yds. Uphill is a little tougher, but much easier than dragging without it.
Not sure how it's going to work on a rigid frame? I always thought one of the reasons they worked so good was that they had the ability to bend and flex over rocks, logs and other things on the forest floor. Won't a rigid frame tear holes in the plastic instead? I like the idea and hope it works.