Hunting alone

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  1. Rick Cox

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    One thing I try to bring on a hunt is some 8mm climbing cord, carabiners and some small light weight shackles. Sure saves the


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  2. Hogpatrol

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    Nice one Rick! I just bring a four wheeler with a winch.:ROFLMAO:
     
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  3. Rick Cox

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    That should have read "small light weight pulleys". But it does save the back.
     
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    Worked for me more than once. And helped others more than a time or two.
     

  5. Von S.

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    Rick,

    Where ever did you find a draft horse with antlers?

    Did you sleep overnight inside it until you found a rough terrain crane to get it out with?
     

  6. Rick Cox

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    I'm not really sure I understand your humour... sorry. At any rate, if I can avoid bending over for long periods of time, all the better.
     

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    I’m pretty certain it’s reference to that bucks size and how the hell you were getting it out of he bush.
     

  8. Von S.

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    Brickburn got it right.

    That thing is huge. Congrats. Too big for me to deal with at my advanced age.
     

  9. Rick Cox

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    Thanks, but honestly the camera plays tricks with the perspective. Only an average size. But it was all I could do to to drag it 50m to a tree. Once the guts were out it was easy and only a little ways to the skid trail and into the truck. Back truck into ditch, drop tail gate, skid into truck. Once home I used the same pulley system to hoist into a crossbar for skinning and quartering.
    Had I been further out, I'd have boned him out and packed...
     
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  10. Guy M

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    Hunting alone, often for mule deer, I've had to either quarter or even bone out a buck. Then pack the meat out on my back.

    I'm pleased to say that I can still do that! :)

    Nice buck you got there, and I like that idea of hauling it up into the tree for the field dressing and skinning. Working on the carcass, all hunched over, is not fun.

    Guy
     
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  11. Rick Cox

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    Yeah you got that right. I can do it but then I have to use the pulley system on myself to stand erect!
     
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    I usually skin and bone mine out on the ground these days. The romance of hanging died off a long time ago.
     
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    Nice little system you got there!
     
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  15. Rick Cox

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    We are heading different directions!
     

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    You and me both buddy! At my parents farm I have an A-frame skinning pole with a chain hoist. I can haul up moose and cattle on that. In my garage in town I have an electric hoist. It's great for deer sized critters. Push a button and up they go!
     

  17. Rick Cox

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    Nice. My dream is fit out my huntin' rig with a winch in the back of the box. Inside a bear proof canopy. But set up the ol pulley system at home as well.
     
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    I like that...
     

  19. ChrisG

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    Something like this?

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  20. Rick Cox

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    Hahaha! Well OK, make that more 'bear resistant' than a tent... but I'm curious, where is this?
     

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