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#483411 - 11/07/07 07:02 AM Do you have any one man drag tips ?
trap55555
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I would like an idea or two on a good technique for dragging a deer by yourself. Do you use a rope? strap? How to you tie it? I assume you pull it head first like do. And if it is a doe do you grab it by the feet..... do you let the head drag or pick it up someway? I'm just looking for a better idea, because every time I drag one I think there has to be a better way.

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#483872 - 11/07/07 12:41 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: trap55555]
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I will stick mine in a cheap tarp. It drage a whole bunch easier! I have seen the deer sled advertised by Ted Nuggent and think it would work great as well.
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#484032 - 11/07/07 03:13 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: trap55555]
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I use the deer sled $35 it works great for most hunts
I pack out quartered deer or elk with pack frame if real rough
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#484466 - 11/07/07 08:39 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: skynimrod]
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I haven't tried my sled yet, but I hear good things about it.

The easiest thing to use is a rope with a handle. Go to Wal Mart or Bass Pro or Dicks or Academy Sports and look at the Glen Del (or something like that) deer drag. It's a handle with a loop of rope attached. Look at the picture on the package to see how you use it for either a doe or buck. Then, if you don't want to spend the money to buy it, go home and make your own. That's what I did.

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#484679 - 11/07/07 09:42 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: TNCharlie]
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Instead of a deer sled why not buy a snow sled i bet it would be cheaper
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#484964 - 11/08/07 08:11 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: big 8's in Weakley county]
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I have used my seat of the pants safety harness a few times.
Wrap the rope around the deer's neck like you would the tree, then clip it on and take off.

I will add, I quit using it as I got to thinking, what kind of stress I am putting on everything and thought it might weaken the safety harness.


When you are alone and a really BIG deer is involved, there is no good way to do it.
I will say though that any type of "deersled" helps to reduce friction and does help.
Exactly why I bought a deer cart. \:D
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#485008 - 11/08/07 08:56 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: RUGER]
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Use a ski rope handle, same as the glen's deer handle and alot cheaper. Also if you can find an old Heavy duty poncho you can wrap the deer up in that to drag it out, slides better and keeps dirt and leaves out!
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#485058 - 11/08/07 09:31 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: spctbone]
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If a doe, we usually tie it's front hoofs above it's head making a handle with a rope and drag away.
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#485070 - 11/08/07 09:36 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: big 8's in Weakley county]
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 Originally Posted By: big 8's in Weakley county
Instead of a deer sled why not buy a snow sled i bet it would be cheaper


The deer sled rolls up to about a 8" x 3 ft. diameter for easy transport.
I have a bow/gun pocket built into my pack and works great for carrying my sled if I want to. You could also just attach a string and carry it like a arrow quiver. Weighs next to nothing
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#489315 - 11/11/07 06:39 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: skynimrod]
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I cut a stiff branch put it between the back leggs and tie a summit treestand rope to it and it is an easy drag . I do this since the 4-wheler is down and I sold the jeep with the winch on it.
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#489793 - 11/12/07 03:37 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: squattin dogg]
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My Grizzly im to old to manualy drag it
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#501579 - 11/21/07 12:01 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: J.Maples]
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 Originally Posted By: J.Maples
If a doe, we usually tie it's front hoofs above it's head making a handle with a rope and drag away.


Done that a couple of times.
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#514719 - 12/03/07 06:03 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: ]
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It doesn't fold up and pack away to something that you can carry in a backpack but I'd look into a deer cart. They sure beat dragging.
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#515398 - 12/03/07 08:22 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: Mike Belt]
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Grab a length of rope and tie a knot to form a loop. put it around a does neck. Then cut you about a 2ft stick put it into the loop and twist until tight around the does neck and the stick. Put the stick behind your back and drag behind you with both hands. Easily done!!!
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#517776 - 12/05/07 05:01 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: squattin dogg]
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Try an old indian trick. Cut a green, straight stick about 3/4 to an inch in diameter about 12 to 14 inches long. Sharpen one end. This really works well if you have to drag a doe. Take a sharp-tipped knife and cut a slit in the nose cross-ways (think like putting a ring in a bull's nose). Slide the sharp end of the stick through the deer's nose so you have an equal amount sticking out both sides. Grab it with both hands behind your gack, and there you have it, a primitive deer drag. Works well because it gets the deer's head and shoulders off the ground. Ron Jolly, an old friend and Primo's television producer showed me this trick on a hunt on Enon Plantation down in Alabama several years ago. Works pretty slick, unless you tear the nose. Make sure you don't do this to a buck you want to have mounted because it will screw up the nose.
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#518133 - 12/05/07 08:02 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: jaybird62]
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Try this one.. wait to you see a buck with big enough horns to shoot so you can use its horns as a handle to drag them out.
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#522263 - 12/09/07 01:54 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: squattin dogg]
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cut front leg above ankle put rope and short piece pvc pipe
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#522968 - 12/10/07 01:37 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: deerslayeror2]
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Throw it over your shoulders lol Jk
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#526090 - 12/12/07 11:57 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: smstone22]
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#543389 - 12/28/07 08:30 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: Coach]
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I took my old summit harmess that was recalled and sewed a d-loop on the back, attached the leg strap to the d-loop. Put it around the deer's neck and this way it uses my back and legs to pull it with ease and safety without tiring as bad.
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#543457 - 12/28/07 09:51 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: squattin dogg]
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I got a rope-handle thing at Wal-Mart...The best advice is to always drag downhill.............
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#543927 - 12/29/07 10:47 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: bonekelektr]
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#544616 - 12/30/07 09:33 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: Coach]
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Those deer carts are hard to beat.
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#544619 - 12/30/07 09:34 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: Brad Martin]
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#545820 - 12/31/07 11:57 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: Brad Martin]
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The deer cart works well if the terrain is relatively smooth (a logging trail is pretty ideal).

I think the tarp would probably be a good idea too.

I've used a wheel barrow once on a long, narrow logging road. It was harder to manage though, because the weight wouldn't distribute very evenly and it wanted to tip over sometimes. It was still easier than dragging normally, though.

Although I've never tried it, it might be a good idea to find some water from a nearby creek and douse the shoulders and ribcage area on the ground-side of the deer before dragging it. I would think this would reduce friction somewhat with the wet fur on the vegetation.

Just a thought.
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#564156 - 01/14/08 07:32 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: Crosshairy]
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My safety harness works great, drag to the nearest road and get the truck.
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#567448 - 01/16/08 11:41 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: TNCharlie]
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 Originally Posted By: TNCharlie

I haven't tried my sled yet, but I hear good things about it.

The easiest thing to use is a rope with a handle. Go to Wal Mart or Bass Pro or Dicks or Academy Sports and look at the Glen Del (or something like that) deer drag. It's a handle with a loop of rope attached. Look at the picture on the package to see how you use it for either a doe or buck. Then, if you don't want to spend the money to buy it, go home and make your own. That's what I did.

He is right this thing works great. You can make one using PVC pipe and a rope.

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#577237 - 01/23/08 09:47 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: thejedi]
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I always keep a 12-15 foot piece of mountain climbing rope (about 8000 lb strength) in my pack. Tie a loop in one end and use it as the strap to secure my harness to when stand hunting. Put the tag end through the loop and around the tree, then tie another loop the other end to secure the carabiner on the harness to. After shooting a deer the rope is for dragging. Either loop it around my waist or cut a 12-18 inch long stick and use it as a handle as someone else alluded to. main thing is to get the deer's head off the ground. Main thing on the rope is to get it big enough (the one I have is between 3/8 and 1/2 inch in diameter) that it doesn't cut your hands when pulling on it. Parachute cord is too thin.
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#581804 - 01/25/08 05:00 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: CZ284]
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Just depends on the terrain and how far you are from the truck. Like everyone else says, the deer cart is pretty good in open smooth terrain, but packing out is the only way to go in rough terrain.
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#586711 - 01/28/08 06:20 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: trap55555]
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#589645 - 01/29/08 11:46 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: squattin dogg]
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#597915 - 02/04/08 03:51 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: ]
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I went and got the cheap $5 drag harness from Wally World and love it. Just make sure to tie the drag rope short so the deer's head is off of the ground, only about 3' long.
Ive got a deer cart and hauled a big doe and a button out of the woods this mz season. Tried to pull them up a big hill, stoped half way to rest and let go of the cart. I then watched my cart role back down the hill with my deer.
Always make sure you push the cart uphill!!
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#598669 - 02/04/08 03:44 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: squattin dogg]
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I work in the ski boat industry and I us an old ski rope around the neck. Still have to drag you just don't have to bend over and hurt your back.
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#599939 - 02/05/08 09:55 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: bobthebowhunter]
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I have had to use my arms on my jacket before. Got so dang hot didn't need the jacket and did need a way to get the deer out of there. Tied one arm around his neck and through the other over my shoulder. A lil' hillbilly ingenuity.
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#602498 - 02/06/08 12:31 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: BC from LC]
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Shot a hog once back in the swamp. Dragging through cypress knees was a $*%#!

Cut a couple saplings into poles about 10' long and tied a crossbar to make an inverted A. Tied the hogs feet to the pole "handles" and tied the body onto the crossbar and drug it out like a wheelbarrow. Much easier but the point of the A would hang up on cypress knees. If I have to do that again, I would design it more like an H.

Works good on flat ground, dont know how much it would help on hilly terrain.
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#610174 - 02/11/08 11:41 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: Brad Martin]
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I carry a 8' piece of 1/2" dock rope and tie it in a circle, it works great and the bigger rope does'nt cut into your shoulder.
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#610379 - 02/12/08 08:33 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
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#635714 - 02/27/08 01:25 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: spctbone]
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Glen's deer handle and elbow grease!! I guess I have never been smart enough to try something easier.
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#638974 - 02/28/08 11:13 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: tndoe]
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if you're hunting from a stand - or even if you're not - use your full body harness. I wear the harness, loop the "tree end" around the deer's neck, clip the carabiner just like attaching the harness to a tree, and start walking. sure it's still hard work, but a lot easier b/c my hands are free and my whole body is doing the work.
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#639717 - 02/29/08 12:41 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: Methane]
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if you are dragging the deer by hind legs toward truck and someone tells you it is easier to drag the other way, keep heading toward the truck.haha
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#644108 - 03/03/08 04:54 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: deerjackie]
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One person dragging is for the birds. Mostly just lock the deers front legs up and over its head / antlers and then start dragging. I have found no easy way to drag deer by myself.

As others have said, I try to drag mine downhill to the nearest road. Dragging through thickets and over logs and roots is so hard. Or down the bank and back up the bank of a creek, dry or wet, wheeee!

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#647885 - 03/05/08 05:43 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: plinker22]
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I use the safety harness. On bucks put the "tree end" around the antlers. On a doe the easiest is to cut the skin on the back legs between the tendon and bone below where the hocks are, run the end through both slits and pull with back legs towards the front. The legs stay together because of the harness through them (could use rope as well) and the head and front legs don't hang up since they are going backwards. Those tendons (I guess same as our Achilles tendon) are tough and have never ripped on me.
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#650000 - 03/06/08 07:33 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: Camp]
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Since the rules changed, I do not drag at all!!! One "big game" cheese cloth bag, a trash bag and one sharp knife all in my pack. Cut'em up and save the sex organs and away we go. A deer looses a lot of weight this way. There is no need to even gut the deer. If its a mountable buck you'll have to be careful and cape it right there.

Very simple and fast...cut slit down middle of back all the way to the tail bone. Then using your hands, peel skin back far enough to get tenderloins (some people call these back straps). Then using your knife and hands (always becareful with sharp knife) skin back the rump facing you and remove the meat. If you want shoulder meat do the same. Now before you flip the deer you will want the prize! Using only your hands push through about 2" in front of the hip bone where it meats the back bone. Using your fingers locate what feels like a round muscle that attaches the hips to the back bone (this is the true "backstraps") there are two of them (one on each side and they are very close together, find one and you will find the other) simply pull gently moving your fingers down as you pull and the meat will pull away from the bone very easily. Now flip and get your other rump meat and shoulder meat. Lastly do not forget sex organs so that you can properly check it in. Bag all meat in the cheese cloth bag and place cheese cloth bag in trash bag. Now throw over shoulder or strap it to your pack. DONE! Only thing left is check in and ice down...
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#705549 - 04/16/08 07:18 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: squattin dogg]
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I have cut a dogwood sapling and slit the hocks on the rear legs and insert the sapling thru both and simply drug it out....
doesnt work well if the deer is really heavy but for bow hunting for does it is a life saver since i hunt without regards to "how far" of a drag i may incur!!
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#731172 - 05/08/08 09:46 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: spctbone]
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 Originally Posted By: spctbone
Use a ski rope handle, same as the glen's deer handle and alot cheaper. Also if you can find an old Heavy duty poncho you can wrap the deer up in that to drag it out, slides better and keeps dirt and leaves out!

I use a glen's deer handle . rope, tarp and duct tape work good too!!!

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#737478 - 05/14/08 08:32 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: BZ911]
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If I have to drag one very far, it will not get shot unless it has a big built in handle sticking out of his head!
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#763872 - 06/02/08 06:42 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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I use a cheap plastic snow sled. Works great but I get funny looks waling into the woods with it. Just be careful in steep terrain. Once I was pulling a deer down a steep hill and and the sled picked up speed and hit me on the ankles, puting me on the ground.
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#766975 - 06/03/08 07:53 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: GRAMPS]
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#777919 - 06/12/08 09:34 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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Cut a 1" slit under the lower jaw up towards the tongue. Gets about 1/3 of the deer off the ground for an easier drag. Tape the two pieces together when not in use.

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#787900 - 06/19/08 02:25 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: michiganbowbender]
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If I can't get to it with a 4 wheeler, I'll go back to the truck for a cooler with wheels and butchering equipment. Like a previous poster stated, pulling all the meat off the carcass and rolling it out in a cooler is simple compared to dragging the entire animal out.
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#788468 - 06/19/08 09:11 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: megalomaniac]
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drag toward the truck
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#788579 - 06/19/08 10:27 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: deerjackie]
pastorbmp
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Spook it in the direction of truck before shooting!!! \:\)

Seriously, you can buy a roll up plastic deer sled from Bass Pro or where ever. Comes with the sled, tow cord, straps. Rolls up and comes in a pouch. Very lightweight. I keep it on my four-wheeler in case I kill one somewhere that I can't get my four-wheeler into. The other option is a deer cart...but they are pretty tough on one person. Ideal for two...one can get in the back and push, one in the front and pull and you can do some damage.
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#796567 - 06/25/08 09:30 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: pastorbmp]
Boone 58
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Dwn hill.....duh
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#800850 - 06/28/08 11:12 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: Boone 58]
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#810537 - 07/06/08 09:39 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: Blue5]
DOC1187
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drag it to the 4 wheeler
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#824324 - 07/16/08 03:35 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: trap55555]
Lawrence
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#824779 - 07/16/08 09:02 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: Lawrence]
pety221
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#2694102 - 12/27/11 10:41 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: pety221]
fairchaser
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Registered: 09/13/11
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I use a deer slayer and a snap dragem. Works great.

The deer slayer is a roll up plastic sled weighs about 1 pound and works well especially in timber where a cart can't go.

The snap dragem is a two handle strap ( with two small ski rope type handles for two person drag or both can be held in one hand) with a sharpened S hook which is used to poke thru the septum in the nose on a doe or hooks around the antlers for a buck.

The combination of the two will make easy work of any drag situation and can be packed in easily.
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#2696949 - 12/29/11 06:58 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: Buzzard Breath]
vanleerbuckbuster
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Registered: 10/04/09
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i just call str8shooter
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#2697027 - 12/29/11 07:42 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: vanleerbuckbuster]
WestTn Huntin'man
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I haven't done this since moving to west Tn. I used to have a spot in Smith county. The only way to the truck was Uphill all the way.A long rope ,and a pulley would do the job.Tie the rope to the deer,go up hill about 3/4s the length of the rope ,tie your pulley to a tree ,go back down hill using your weight to pull the deer up,Repeat as needed.
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#2936895 - 09/08/12 11:39 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: squattin dogg]
Poleaxe
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No Simpler: most go into the woods and have a set of pruners + or a small hand saw. GOOD! After dressing the deer look for a straight branch about 3-4inch in diameter and about 4-5feet long. make two small cuts with ur knife through their tarsal gland then slide pole thru both hope this has helped as much as it has for myself. This way you can have easily help from other
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#2943214 - 09/14/12 10:02 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: Poleaxe]
htnseymour
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Registered: 09/26/11
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Long rope and my pull bars on the truck. Don't care how far, just run the rope around a tree attach to deer and put truck in reverse.
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#2991800 - 10/21/12 02:45 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: squattin dogg]
BIGB
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I have a length of webbing with a handle made of a 5 inch length of 3/4" pvc. having a handle makes a difference.
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#2995733 - 10/23/12 06:30 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: bonekelektr]
missalot
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Registered: 11/18/11
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lol right
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#2999490 - 10/25/12 09:29 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: squattin dogg]
BIGB
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here's the pvc handle I was posting about earlier.
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#3029058 - 11/12/12 08:56 AM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: squattin dogg]
buttercup&daisy
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Registered: 11/07/12
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I have in hard times taken my belt and run around there neck to pull with
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#3040916 - 11/19/12 06:18 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: buttercup&daisy]
Nimrod777
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#3063210 - 12/04/12 02:29 PM Re: Do you have any one man drag tips ? [Re: Big J]
SES
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 Originally Posted By: Big J
Grab a length of rope and tie a knot to form a loop. put it around a does neck. Then cut you about a 2ft stick put it into the loop and twist until tight around the does neck and the stick. Put the stick behind your back and drag behind you with both hands. Easily done!!!
That is the only way I do it. I have a folding saw with me at all times in the woods for this purpose only.

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