Ooowww my achin' back! (Drag Technique?)

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  1. Schneeky

    Schneeky LSB Member LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Hey guys. It's been a while. Startin to have some reasonable success for this area. Got 2 girls Tuesday evening with the bigger one coming in at 210 weighed. One of my l'il honey holes is literally down in a big hole. I can get the 4 wheeler down there but it's pretty hairy. Lots of up-n-down and a short, very steep hill with a turn at the top. The bottom is all short pines, hay straw and all the sawtooth briers ya want except for the area the hogs have wallowed out. About a 1/4 acre-ish.
    Anyways, tryin to get these things up on the 4 wheeler just ain't happenin and not sure it'd be such a good idea with the terrain. My processor suggested a plastic sled. Was curious what you guys are using to haul these big buggers around. Thanks! Schneeks.. d:^)
     

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    Deer cart?
     
  3. RattlesnakeDan

    RattlesnakeDan San Antonio Texas LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Just make sure they are on the front and not the back if going uphill, could get a bit exciting.
     
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    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    I've used a 2-wheel hand truck from Harbor Freight. They periodically put them on sale for about $40. It can still be an effort to move them over rough ground or uphill, but it's better than dragging them!
    Of course, nowadays I just remove the back straps and leg quarters pretty much where they drop so I seldom need to transport one.

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    RattlesnakeDan San Antonio Texas LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    FrankT Destin FL LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter TEAM OinK

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    there are cheap sleds for snow play you can get, a tarp, a plastic culvert cut in half,piece of corrugated tin roofing, lost of things to aid rather than your back or putting them on the ATV
     
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    Ice Fishing sled - 35 bucks
     
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    Schneeky LSB Member LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Thanks much, fellas. Miz Kris has got one of the Terrain deer drags en route via Amazon. The least expensive viable option to try I think. Tried a deer cart ages ago. One of those jobs that folds in half and has a coupla bicycle lookin wheels on it. The thing was wayyy unstable on uneven ground and made for a lot of cursing.
    Read about one guy using an old car hood. Seemed a l'il much for tight spaces. :p
    Some kindof sled may be the ticket for keepin that load low. If it's already on the ground it can't fall too much if it's reasonably secured I reckon.
    When I hauled these two out I ended up using a ratchet strap cinched up real tight around their necks and hooking to that with a tow strap. Kinda wondered if a stout meat hook jammed up thru the bottom jaw would be secure enough for such duty.
    I'm sure there's more than a few ways to drag a hog around the place. Hehehe. d;^) Schneeks..
     
  11. FrankT

    FrankT Destin FL LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter TEAM OinK

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    for $20 I just ordered one myself. I do have 2 meat hooks and that is how I hang them through the jaw to clean, I just think the drag will be slick on the bottom and easy to drag or pull
     
  12. Schneeky

    Schneeky LSB Member LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    I think you're correct. It's much easier dealing with them at camp where there's some decent light and a hanging rack.
    I like Homer's video about quartering them out on site. But mostly mine keel over in the corn pile and I'm thinkin a dead hog there may be detrimental to success for the near future of that spot... or not. d;^) Schneeks..
     
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    Tractor with front-end loader and grapple in place of bucket. Don't even have to get off the tractor to pick 'em up!:)
     
  14. FrankT

    FrankT Destin FL LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter TEAM OinK

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    tractor is a bit more expensive than $20 and mine is 3 miles away or more, so sled it is!
     
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