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Has anyone had to drag or quarter and haul pieces of any Big Game animal over 1 mile?

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  • Has anyone had to drag or quarter and haul pieces of any Big Game animal over 1 mile?

    Has anyone had to drag or quarter and haul pieces of any Big Game animal over 1 mile?

  • #2
    Yes, It is back breaking work, but well worth it!

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    • #3
      A mile, I wish some of the game we have taken over the years was only a mile. Quite a few 5+ mile hikes out with game, started as a kid getting to pack the horns out while my dad took the meat. In Idaho level ground is hard to find, so most of those miles were verticle in one direction or another.

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      • #4
        Sure have, as bad as it sounds, always on such an adrenaline rush and so excited someone connected that I dont mind hiking up and down the hills to get the deer out. But always really sore the next day. I have always just dragged the deer out, hunt in the VA mtns, thinking about this year going with the quartering technique to maybe put less strain on my body dragging the deer and lifing it over rock croppings and fallen down trees. But it is always worth it when we get back to the truck, plus dont see many hunters more than a mile away from the parking areas.

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        • #5
          You don not know what work is until you drop a Moose!

          BEEN DAR AND DUN DAT A MANY TIMES!

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          • #6
            There were four of us hunting up in NY, we were pushing woods all morning long. We finally got a deer, which was a doe dressed at 150lbs. We did not realize how far we were from the vehicles until we had to drag that deer out. We think that is was over two miles and took about 2 and a half hours. One of the best days I think.

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            • #7
              I've dragged deer out over a mile lots of times in the U.P.

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              • #8
                I shot my first deer 2.4 mile in the app. mountains. I carried my stand and rifle to the truck, grabbed the deer hauler and a pistol and went back. I field dressed the 9 pt. and it took my 8 hours to drag it off the mountain. It dressed out at 201. Longest and hardest hunt I have ever been on, but I went to the same spot and did the same thing 3 weeks later. I was happy that the next one dress at 145, it only took about 3 hours. I go where the deer are regardless of the challenges.

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                • #9
                  Yes 2 Elk and 1 Mule deer. Not at the same time of course.

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                  • #10
                    An elk quarter about a half mile back to camp, very lucky I shot it so close. We had a quad to pick up the rest.

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                    • #11
                      we had a 5 mile hike with a 928 pound bull moose. And it was in the north maine woods so we couldn't bring in a quad. It was an awful drive.

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                      • #12
                        was 5 miles down the trail, and a mile up the point. 6 mile drag, 175lbs dressed wt. whitetail. about 7 hours later i was glad to finally reach the truck. Had a some help.

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                        • #13
                          Yes, I have. One of the reasons I bought a roll up deer sled - best $20 I have ever spent for hunting whitetails. I leave it in the truck - worth the extra trip.

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                          • #14
                            Carried an Alaskan Caribou Bull 5 miles to a gravel strip for the Bush plane. Shot the moose where we could drive right up to him. Now days we use a Cabelas game hauler and it works great. Last week I posted a pic of 4 deer in the back of my old Ranger. Had to haul the best buck an both doe about 3/4 mile thru brush and the hauler made one heck of a difference. Much better than any dragging device.

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                            • #15
                              On my back not more than a few hundred yards, on horses over 30 miles.

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