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Old 01-15-2013, 06:58 AM
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Just curious what you guys are using for hoisting deer? Ended my season last week here in Kansas with a nice doe and the neighbor and I about killed ourselves trying to hang it in my garage. Looking at a winch system for next year. Thanks, Bryan
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:43 AM
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I use a Gambrel and pulley hoist but I would quickly switch to a "Superwinch" If I had the extra funds to spend....
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:48 AM
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Latest surgery says, I'm done lifting them up by hand to hang in the ceiling joists, so I too will be looking for a block and tackle/pulley system.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:11 AM
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I have a pulley system out in one of my trees in the back yard that I created. Go to a hardware store and buy some of that metal cable that is Rubberized on the outside and buy a good solid pulley. The rest is pretty self explanitory. Hang that from your ceiling. I use an old closet pole about 4 feet long and I cut a hole in each of the deer's hocks and slide the pole through.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:36 PM
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I use a block and tackle...can lift a two hundred pounder with one hand
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:28 PM
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Thanks for the input guys. Been looking on-line at Cabella's, got plenty of time until next year to get something in place. Also thought about picking up a plastic kid pool this summer to catch the blood instead of the old trash bags on the floor system I had this year.
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