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Game carts?

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Sling Blade, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    I can carry a fair amount of weight, but my back may not hold up to pack elk quarters and such, so was wondering about game carts. I know that they may not be practical on super rough ground or timber, but think once a person gets to any kind of reasonable trail, they'd have to be better than nothing.

    Anyone use them and/or have any recommendations? If it matters, going to be hunting in eastern Oregon.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    I'm a volunteer with my local fire dept. and we do high angle rope rescue. One piece of equipment we have is called a SKED. It's basically a thick and pliable sheet of plastic that's about 3'W X8'L. There are holes around the entire perimeter to allow you to strap in the victim and haul them up and out of their current location. I've always thought this would be a great tool for packing out a deer or possibly an elk. They are quite expensive in my opinion though. If our dept. ever takes one out of service I will probably try to get it!!!
     
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  3. jayleno

    jayleno Western PDX Member

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    Similar item, if you're willing to wait, are the roll-up sleds they sell during winter. Admittedly not of the same caliber (pun not intended) but maybe a solution.
     
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  4. rlyeezz2

    rlyeezz2 OC New Member

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    How bout a kids bike trailer. The ones the parents put the kids in behind their bike.
     
  5. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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  6. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys - good leads and ideas!
     
  7. CPC

    CPC Redmond, WA New Member

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    Hi
    I have tried several different carts over the years for elk. The one below is by far my hunting groups favorite. Very well built, will last for years and has a great resale value. The large one motorcycle wheel design allows for rolling over rocks easier and allows us to cut across steep side hills where most carts would tip over. When by myself, I take two quarters at a time using this cart.. With a partner we take the whole elk out in one trip. This cart is a bit overkill if you only have a short haul. The longer the haul and the rougher the terrain the more attractive this cart becomes.

    GameTote.com
    They sell a completed unit or kits.

    I've also seen homemade variations made for one person using the motorcycle wheel with the drum brake.

    Something to think about and give you ideas.

    :)
     
  8. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    CPC,

    That looks pretty cool. Our fire dept has a set up similar to that with a huge 'off road' wheel that attaches to our stokes for long pack outs of patients. Never thought of using something like that for game.
     
  9. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  10. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again, guys!
     
  11. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I've always wondered about these, looks like a great idea. What if your pulling it uphill and the rope slips out of your hand? lol Does it just slide back down? Just a though.
     
  13. Jerry

    Jerry Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Keep your eyes open for a CarryAll Buddy. BEST cart ever made. Here's a website: Carryall Buddy-The Ultimate Game and Utility Cart

    We packed a spike elk out in one piece. I've hauled a blacktail out over 2 miles by myself.

    A fantastic design.

    A great cart for twice the price!!

    I'm not kidding, they are the BEST cart out there. There is no better. No where. Nope.