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Deer/game cart recommendations please #7719337
11/16/22 07:14 PM
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Anybody use them and can recommend what they have. Looking for one for both deer and hauling critters out if that's possible. Thanks!!


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: Catch22] #7719400
11/16/22 08:15 PM
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I have a aluminum deer cart you pin together, 16 inch solid bike type tires. Used for deer and firewood at my little cabin. I use pulltight straps, deer in rough ground can come off. I also like the plastic sleds they sell for deer, narrow and long. They have tiedown holes. The sled is probably better for deer, even without snow. Depends on where a deer drops as to which way, cart or sled. I use an Otter sled for most snow trapping.

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Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: Catch22] #7719407
11/16/22 08:21 PM
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I have a Kill Shot big game cart. Solid rubber tires. 500 lb. capacity.
I have hauled out several deer and bear by myself in the mountains here in WV behind locked gates. Longest haul was just under 2 miles.
Your height can be an issue. With your hands behind you as you pull, the height of the handle can be important. If youíre taller the cart handle may be to high as you pull making the cart want to drag ground in back. Hope that makes sense.
If youíre short the opposite is true.
Some makes may have adjustable handles. Mine doesnít.
Inflatable tires would worry me with puncture's.
In really soft ground narrow tires like mine has can sink in mud.
Width of the cart is important so animals will fit.
I put heavy screen on mine as legs and the head tended to fall through the gaps.
I lived in SE OH for over 50 years. Carts should work well in OH.
Easier than dragging. I drug one buck out by myself here that was over a mile in. Thatís why I bought the cart.
Then can tip over on steep ground. Also they can run you over going downhill. And trying to pull up steep hills can be impossible. Wheras you can drag uphill.
Here I stick to the old abandoned logging roads.

Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: Catch22] #7719416
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I also have a Jet Sled. Have used it here for a bear and a couple of deer that were in places too hard to get the cart in.
Easier than dragging. Much harder than the cart.
Cool thing about the sled is it makes loading the animal into a truck by yourself easy.
Just use 2 boards 2Ēx 6Ē x 8í.
Lay them with one end on tailgate and the other on the ground about 6Ē apart. Then push sled with animal into the bed. Donít pull!
Most of mine donít go into a truck. National Forest is out my back door.
When you live and hunt alone you gotta find ways to do things by yourself!
Iím 65 and kill most animals a mile from my house with no roads.

Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: Catch22] #7719435
11/16/22 08:50 PM
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someone was posting one a few years ago here 4 pneumatic wheels with a pivoting axle to roll over small down trees and roots


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Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: Catch22] #7719450
11/16/22 09:02 PM
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Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: Catch22] #7719454
11/16/22 09:07 PM
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I purchased one three years ago.
I will never buy another style.



Last edited by Dillrod; 11/16/22 09:08 PM. Reason: Clarification

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Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: Catch22] #7719456
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Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: Dillrod] #7719473
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I've got the hawk crawler, great cart with terrible pneumatic tires. The articulating axles/tires are great for going over logs and the low center of gravity keeps it from tipping over. I left mine in the woods for a couple of days and bear cubs chewed up the tires. They were lousy tires and wouldnt hold air. I replaced them with Harbor Freight solid tires.

Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7719484
11/16/22 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
someone was posting one a few years ago here 4 pneumatic wheels with a pivoting axle to roll over small down trees and roots


Wife bought me a Hawk Crawler a couple years ago. I have used many carts for hauling deer, supplies, goose decoys, etc. and the Hawk is by far my very favorite. I have hauled it through acres of beaver-chewed trees, stumps, everything and the pivoting tires go over everything easily.

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Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: Catch22] #7719515
11/16/22 10:12 PM
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Seems perfect for you...

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Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: ~ADC~] #7719551
11/16/22 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
Seems perfect for you...

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Too small but would be perfect for gardening/cleaning out the chicken pen and washing hams. grin grin


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: Catch22] #7719552
11/16/22 10:49 PM
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Thanks everyone for the help, I appreciate it. I like the Hawke one, but it does get a bad rap for the tires. It says in the description the tires are no flat foam filled no leak, but in the reviews people are saying they leak. I thought no flat tires didn't have valve stems. Other then that, they look good.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: Dillrod] #7719571
11/16/22 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Dillrod
I purchased one three years ago.
I will never buy another style.





Best Game cart ever built. I have one and love it, sold my Cable's big game cart.

Last edited by Bigbuck; 11/16/22 11:05 PM.

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Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: Catch22] #7719616
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Frame pack. We used to pull our deer on carts and sleds and since using packs out west we wonít waste the energy pulling a cart around.

Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: Kevin Colpetzer] #7719621
11/17/22 12:38 AM
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Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: Catch22] #7719647
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I have a Jet sled and a homemade deer rickshaw, both work great!


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Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: Catch22] #7719653
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I use many deer carts:
Big New Holland 4wd tractor with front end loader.
Medium New Holland 4wd tractor with front end loader.
4 wheeler.
Side by side.
Jet Sled.
Cabelas game cart - mine came with tube tires. Always flat.
Get the solid tires set up as a dually.


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Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: Catch22] #7719704
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I have the aluminum type that can be folded to save space when hauling It has the solid tires Like others said you need to use some straps or rope to keep the deer in place while hauling it .And it works much nicer if you have someone in front pulling and someone in back to help get it over downed trees With 2 people you can pull a full size deer from the woods as easy as walking out without a deer .I have used it enough times to removed adult buck from behind those gated National Forest roads in W VA to know I do not want to just drag them on the ground ever again. .

Re: Deer/game cart recommendations please [Re: Catch22] #7719709
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Originally Posted by Catch22
Anybody use them and can recommend what they have. Looking for one for both deer and hauling critters out if that's possible. Thanks!!



Best one Iíve seen was homemade. They put wheelbarrow tires on the top frame of a ladder stand. Easiest toting ladder stand Iíve ever seen, flip it over to haul out your deer and equipment.


You could also use wheelchair wheels, but it wonít work as smoothly as the wheelbarrow tires.

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