How far do you walk

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Turkey Runner, Oct 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

  1. Turkey Runner

    Turkey Runner Fawn

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    If you have to drag your deer out with no atv or you can't just drive up in your truck and pick your deer up? And were talking a big body buck.
     
  2. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

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    I’ve dragged them a long, long way. Most places I hunt aren’t accessible by any kind of vehicle. Now a days I’m quartering if it’s very far
     
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  3. WaterDog88

    WaterDog88 10 pointer

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    I hunted a mile back this morning with no roads. Quarter and packem out is the way to go.
     
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  4. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    After dragging one out that I wore all the hair off both hind quarters I invested in a deer hauling cart being made. I would guess it was near 2 miles from the truck.
     
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  5. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    I have drug several deer 2-3 miles including the first 250 yards straight up a mountain tree to tree. With that said i have not hunted whitetail in DBNF in the last 15 years. Things have become much easier for me. If i hunt deer in EKY in the future id be quartering them for sure.
     
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  6. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 8 pointer

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    When I was younger often over a mile now 1/4 mile max..
     
  7. elkaholic

    elkaholic 12 pointer

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    I have gotten several out with a deer cart about a mile or so. I usually hunt now where I can access one with an ATV.
     
  8. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Don’t drag much now. Didn’t start using a wheeler until 2013 so I’ve drug a few! If I can get em on a flat and get my cheap deer drag on, no problem. Out of the valleys...yuck!
     
  9. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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  10. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    Back in my younger days mile or 2. Once went and helped my cousin drag one about 4 miles. But now older and broken down. Plus having a place of my own and my buddies place to hunt to. Walk about 200 yards. After kill drive up to it pick it up.
     
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  11. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY Spike

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    I’ve drug several out. Drug one about a 1/2 mile Far as I ever drug one. Rest of them I’ve used four wheeler.
     
  12. I’ve drug near a mile a couple times. After a few hours of my buddy and I fighting with a buck that dressed 190 one night I finally picked up a sled. Doesn’t help much if you have to drag them up the mountains but if you go down it helps a bunch.
     
  13. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 8 pointer

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    Getting one over a fence by yourself is quite a challenge as well
     
  14. Meatstick

    Meatstick 8 pointer

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    Once over 2 miles. Quite often over a mile, especially back in my Fort Knox haydays
     
  15. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    It didn't matter how far when I was younger. Now I would only use a 2 wheel cart or a sled. Not worth a heart attack. If I have a cart or sled I'd go a mile.
     
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