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deer/bear sled.............

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

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Re: deer/bear sled.............

Very cool Bob. Great job!

Where is the hitch receiver by the way for the atv?
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Re: deer/bear sled.............

how do they steer it?
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Re: deer/bear sled.............

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.
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Re: deer/bear sled.............

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.

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Re: deer/bear sled.............

a good idea in concept. but in dry woods or 4+ inches of snow i think i would just rather drag the deer itself.

did you try it yet? it looks like it would plow into the snow.

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Re: deer/bear sled.............

yeah i used it twice so far for deer, once on dry grass leaf litter woods type junk and other time on snow....both went a lot smoother then without sled, snow was 6" deep as well .........bob

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Re: deer/bear sled.............

Go find an old plastic kayak for 75 buck or so. enlarge teh cockpit some and you have the best deer,bear and firewood hauling machine around.
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Re: deer/bear sled.............

why mine only cost me 20.00 bucks .........bob

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