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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Question how to drag a deer though a swampy area?

When my wife shot the deer..of course I had to drag it for the first time. For some odd reason my city blocked head thought it was a simple task....HA!

Hills, between the trees over some dead tree branches...were very easy..until I hit the swamp.

Any pointers how to drag a deer though a swamp? I'm thinking of buying those deer bags/tarps ..that should reduce the friction to make it easier..but I'm thinking the mud would just gather and make it heavy to pull?

The rack with wheels is out. The path is to narrow and I don't think that will be a good idea to try that though the swamp.

or maybe a sled...but i think it will do the same thing as the deer bag/tarp will do

Any pointers?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 11:08 AM
 
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congratultaions to your wife for getting the deer and Welcome to the club, Glad to have you both.. We have a photo gallery If you've got pics to post..
A friend of mine hunts a swamp and when he gets a deer he always uses a long plastic sled, he says it works great. Good Luck and Happy Hunting

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 01:25 PM
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Yup, Yup, what BruceBruce1959 said.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 03:23 PM
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the plastic ones you would get for icefishing work best.Another thing that is a good idea is to tie the front feet to the neck so they won't catch on every thing
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-21-2007, 06:17 PM
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we put my buck on the 4 wheeler, but then it is on private land

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-21-2007, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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lol

4 wheeler is out in this area....i wish we could use it...but the trees are to close
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-22-2007, 07:13 AM
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Welcome To Deer Hunting My Friend.

It also helps to have help. {LOL}

Many hands make work light. If it is a big buck, it is no fun alone.

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-25-2007, 11:08 PM
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welcome to the club.dragging is the least fun part in my opinion the sled would be my guess im still doing it the hard way but im getting too old to keep doing it gonna get a sled

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-26-2007, 09:52 PM
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is there anywere you could get a fourwheeler becuase winches always work.. but i dunno i hunt fields and fresh cut logging runs
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-28-2007, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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wow..that would be a really long cord because I have to walk 20 min deep woods only a deer trail to follow...to the swamp 10 min though the swamp and 3 min wide-enough-to have an rv go though it to get to the camp site

p.s thanks everyone for their comments!
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