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Let's see some photos of your camps meat poles. Here's one from the first camp I ever belonged to ...



Looking for some ideas for the camp I'm in the process of closing on. Thinking maybe old telephone poles cut down to size. Wondering if it's even possible to get old poles from electric company's?
 

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Here's one I put up at home, just a couple of treated 4x4's concreted in with a metal pole running between them.

 

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we used two 4x4 and one 4x6 and sunk them 3ft with dry cement also used some 2x4s for braces so it wouldn't wobble. this picture is from this year.frist buck to hang from the virgin meatpole.
 

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keystoneMAN 85 said:
Let's see some photos of your camps meat poles. Here's one from the first camp I ever belonged to ...



Looking for some ideas for the camp I'm in the process of closing on. Thinking maybe old telephone poles cut down to size. Wondering if it's even possible to get old poles from electric company's?
Looks like Pappys Frost Hollow Camp
 

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ACRex said:
keystoneMAN 85 said:
Let's see some photos of your camps meat poles. Here's one from the first camp I ever belonged to ...



Looking for some ideas for the camp I'm in the process of closing on. Thinking maybe old telephone poles cut down to size. Wondering if it's even possible to get old poles from electric company's?
Looks like Pappys Frost Hollow Camp
You nailed it. Miss that place.
 

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All steel pole...

in 2001 I had a 400 pound and a 170 pound bear on it..The pole was bent in the middle! lol
 

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We only use the "mobile" variety...sure wish they made them about a foot taller though...

 

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Bates I got one of those this year...but all deer were taken hunting from home so never used as I used my home skinning set-up.

I don't like leaving deer hanging on meatpoles with the hide on much anymore as great as they look (I peel them and chessecloth bagem ASAP) , so I figured that little hitch pole would work well to do that if I am not heading home that day. Does it?


I do hang the meat for days if the weather is right but usually bagged and in an outbuilding, certainly not the fun tradition of the meatpole, but that kind of died for me when i started cutting my own, I'd much rather peel a fresh than frozen.
 

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RB (or Rooster Booster if I recall correctly),

We do the same thing, skin em and hang em in a shed to age. Keeps the cats, stray dogs and other critters from enjoying a free lunch.

Yep, the hitch pole works well...the crank is solid and held up to over a couple dozen deer the last 2 years. One thing we haven't tested yet is the "head up-golf ball" skinning method. I don't know if it would withstand the pressure of an ATV pulling on it.

Only real downside is it's a little short. I like to get as much of the neck meat as possible, so we found that backing the truck onto ramps, or to the edge of a downhill bank, works best for the longer deer.

BTW, if I might add, great improvements to the site! Impressive stuff!
 

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keystoneMAN 85 said:
Let's see some photos of your camps meat poles. Here's one from the first camp I ever belonged to ...



Looking for some ideas for the camp I'm in the process of closing on. Thinking maybe old telephone poles cut down to size. Wondering if it's even possible to get old poles from electric company's?
Yes you can still get poles from PPL. Right now they are replacing a power line between Manhiem and Mount Joy and we got some there. The only problem is you usually have to take the whole pile of poles. Check it out before they get rid of them all.
 
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