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Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:32 am

dan wrote:Check out this link:
http://eelement.appolis.com/OTTEROUTDOO ... =7323&iss=

For bear I would choose this sled:
#1130 Medium Otter Sled - 64" L x 32" W x 15" H = 32 Lbs
$109.99
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My Otter sled proved to be invaluable during bear season this year. I hauled bait, gear and my bear at one time or another. My quadrunner could not get to where I hunt, and the Otter sled got the job done. It was back breaking work getting my bear out, but without the sled it wouldn't have been good!


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Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:36 am

dan wrote:Deer size:
#1120 Small Otter Sled - 54" L x 26" W x 13" H = 16 Lbs
$64.99 direct from Otter...


I've got a couple of deer sleds already, but when they go I'll pick one of these up for sure. The only thing I don't like about the Otter is the square front which comes to a dead stop every time it bangs a sapling... the one I use now has a wedge shaped front that steers the sled around the tree. But I like the depth of the Otter sleds for hauling game and gear, good stuff.
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Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Unread postby Kevin » Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:01 am

just like the old bbo shirts "do it yourself" throw em over your shoulder. carried my first one out this year by no means was it easy or close to my truck to thick for anything really unless i went a really long way around the backside of the swamp did it more less to prove a point to myself that when im in some of my spots i want no one to see i can get it out myself.
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Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Unread postby dan » Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:56 am

Kevin wrote:just like the old bbo shirts "do it yourself" throw em over your shoulder. carried my first one out this year by no means was it easy or close to my truck to thick for anything really unless i went a really long way around the backside of the swamp did it more less to prove a point to myself that when im in some of my spots i want no one to see i can get it out myself.

I do that with does and small bucks... But mature animals that weigh over 200 pounds don't travel well on your back. Especially through swamp muck that you have to step on cattail roots to get through or risk sinking to your armpits...
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Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Unread postby Bucky » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:27 am

My new favorite way in WI is going to be cutting the animal in half!!! Now that quartering game is allowed per the regs!
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Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:59 am

I've heard a lot of Wisconsin hunters complain about that over the years, Bucky. That's got to be good news for you guys!
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Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:35 am

The sled I use the most BY FAR for swamps, marshes, snow/no snow, gear hauling, etc. is the VIKING DEER DRAG SLED by KL industries, Muskegon Michigan. Length:65 in. Width: 22" Depth: 5" Weight: 4 lbs. This sled works so well, I bought a backup just in case ($19.99). The pull rope runs over the sled itself in an X pattern, you put the buck under the X's and it locks him in. Link:

http://www.klindustries.com

for a game cart I use the one with the angled inward wheels which makes it a lot less likely to tip over because of being top-heavy when being pulled over a log, etc. I think it's an Ameristep non-typ, not sure? I left mine at my dad's house overwinter.
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Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Unread postby Ack » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:15 pm

Did you order that sled direct from the company Scott, or did you find someone around our area that has them? Looks like a great alternative to the cart for certain areas.
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Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:40 pm

Trophy sled. It rolls up into a bag, has cinch straps on top, it will not roll over or flip on you, also protects the cape. Still not easy, but it does help.

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Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Unread postby mike_mc » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:51 pm

Singing Bridge wrote:The sled I use the most BY FAR for swamps, marshes, snow/no snow, gear hauling, etc. is the VIKING DEER DRAG SLED by KL industries, Muskegon Michigan. Length:65 in. Width: 22" Depth: 5" Weight: 4 lbs. This sled works so well, I bought a backup just in case ($19.99). The pull rope runs over the sled itself in an X pattern, you put the buck under the X's and it locks him in. Link:

http://www.klindustries.com


I also have this sled. I tied the rope to a closet rod long enough that two people can grab it.
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Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Unread postby Badger » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:51 am

If it's on my hunting buddies land a big lawn tractor and trailer :D otherwise a sled hooked to the back of my climbing harness so I can pull it like a sled dog.
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Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:01 am

Ack wrote:Did you order that sled direct from the company Scott, or did you find someone around our area that has them? Looks like a great alternative to the cart for certain areas.


Brian- I bought those sleds from Northwoods Outlet in Pinconning... they were less than $20 at the time- they had a cheaper sled from some other manufacturer last fall. I believe Franks in Linwood may have had them as well, but not sure. If I see them somewhere, I'll give you a heads-up.
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Unread postby Singing Bridge » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:04 am

Jackson Marsh wrote:Trophy sled. It rolls up into a bag, has cinch straps on top, it will not roll over or flip on you, also protects the cape. Still not easy, but it does help.

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I have one of these and use it a lot for many things... sliding my quadrunner blade around my pole barn, or anything else that is really heavy. Because it goes flat I can set almost anything on it and pull it around, it is so slick. 8-)
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Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:07 am

mike_mc wrote:
Singing Bridge wrote:The sled I use the most BY FAR for swamps, marshes, snow/no snow, gear hauling, etc. is the VIKING DEER DRAG SLED by KL industries, Muskegon Michigan. Length:65 in. Width: 22" Depth: 5" Weight: 4 lbs. This sled works so well, I bought a backup just in case ($19.99). The pull rope runs over the sled itself in an X pattern, you put the buck under the X's and it locks him in. Link:

http://www.klindustries.com


I also have this sled. I tied the rope to a closet rod long enough that two people can grab it.


A big advantage of this sled is the wedge-shaped front end... it pulls the sled around saplings it hits, whereas a square front dead-stops the sled (Otter, for example). When you hunt a tagalder swamps, cedar swamp, etc. I end up hitting countless little saplings because it is so thick, and this sled saves a lot of work.
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Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Unread postby kurt » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:01 pm

the otter sled works awesome for bears(which i think is way worse to drag than deer even when at equal weight). we have a rope with 4 or so loops for group pulls. i heard otter sled do float pretty well with animals in but haven't done it personally just hear say. for deer i use a standard type sled(its fairly heavy duty) just alot narrow than a otter sled for in marshes but also have a deer cart for hill country or sled depending on suituation.


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