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Get Out... Buck and Bear

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:04 pm
by Singing Bridge
Public land hunters, what's your favorite method for getting your buck or bear back out to your truck? Mostly being alone when I hunt, I often find myself a long ways from the truck and with no help around....

Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:24 pm
by dan
[bbvideo=425,350]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxlNSm8yLVo[/bbvideo]

Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:32 pm
by Spysar
A trusted friend. A boat if near water.

Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:34 pm
by chadhaucke
Definately a sled if your alone, its the only way.

Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:15 pm
by James
Calling Greg (AC Rider) or Mike (Arrowbender) and spending the entire evening, typically until 1-2am, dragging them out.

Seriously I still owe Arrowbender a serious deer hauling, but I think I'm paid up with AC Rider now ;) ;)

Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:19 pm
by Arrowbender
Yea. I should shoot one once :?

Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:24 pm
by Uncle Lou
James,

Take it easy on arrowbender. He's no spring chicken. He's pushing 50, you dont want to give him a grabber way back in the swamp.

Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:27 pm
by Arrowbender
Baa guUCKK !!! (spring chicken response)

Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:01 pm
by PLB
Deer cart for me ;) Got one stashed in the woods way back in one of my honeyholes ;) I must say though a sled works great late season on snow!

Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:16 am
by AC Rider
Quartering them up and packing them out is by far the easiest for me (wasn't able to confirm if it's legal here or not :?) but I now have a sled I'm going to try out this fall.

Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:30 pm
by Singing Bridge
Man, I love the idea of having help. Most of my spots I'm no where near someone I trust to help though. I have a sled that works pretty well for deer, I don't know about bear though. Can't get a quad to where I hunt either :x

Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:43 pm
by magicman54494
I dont know any easy ways to get them out of most of the places I hunt. A cart wouldn't work. A sled would be tough to get thru thick stuff and they would just be tipping over on the uneven ground. I just tie on a stick and start pulling and pulling and pulling and pulling. They don't come easy or often so I actually enjoy the drag. I never ask for help because I hate to show people where I hunt.

Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:36 pm
by huntinnurse
Uncle Lou wrote:James,

Take it easy on arrowbender. He's no spring chicken. He's pushing 50, you dont want to give him a grabber way back in the swamp.



Now that is funny!!!!!!! I think arrowbender even saw some humor in it. I sure hope so!!!!!! I laugh cuz I'm over 50 and it is no easy feat any more!!!!! Even when it's a doe that may be a whole lot smaller than a buck as I seem to be good at getting!!!!!

Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:42 pm
by Ack
I usually worry about getting them out after the fact, but I do keep a cart in the vehicle just in case. If the woods is really thick I use a 1 wheel cart that gets through the thick stuff easier without hangups....for more open woods the 2 wheeler comes out.

Re: Get Out... Buck and Bear

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:57 pm
by Uncle Lou
If you guys (bridge and Magic) wont show a good friend that is willing to go in a he!! hole with you, then like AC said cutem up and take'em out in pieces.

I remember hunting elk by myself in CO in 1998. A friend of a friend kept asking me what I was going to do if I killed one. I said I will worry about that next. But clearly in my plan, there was a knife involved.

This was Idaho 2006. Yes, cutem up and getem out

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