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How do you guys that hunt plan on getting your deer home without quartering them? Is there a way besides throwing them in the back or using a hitch basket?





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How do you guys that hunt plan on getting your deer home without quartering them? Is there a way besides throwing them in the back or using a hitch basket?
Tie them between the front Markers and the Roof Rack.
 

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It’s been a long time since I’ve transported a whole animal. A large animal gets quartered for pack out, but deer size game gets quartered where it lays using a gutless method. Everything goes in ice chests in the back.
If I had to for a short distance, a hitch carrier would be my preferred method.
 

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Yeah, I'm kind of resigned to Hitch carrier. Not my favorite method. Since you're going to get exhaust fumes and weather on it probably no matter what you do. But if I have to do that I'll wrap it the best I can and fortunately don't have a long journey.
 

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How do you guys that hunt plan on getting your deer home without quartering them? Is there a way besides throwing them in the back or using a hitch basket?
You should look into a hitch hoist if you’re wanting something to help you transfer the animal to the roof or the hood. Hitch hoists are mainly used for lifting the carcass for cleaning, so you’d have to further research the hoist dimensions, particularly if you’re trying to lift the deer all the way to the roof.

I hunt in South Texas, and have been hunting out of our 2011 Ford Explorer for 7-8 years now. So, I use a hitch basket and think it works great. Immediately after the kill, transferring does and bucks to the basket isn’t such a chore as throwing it in the back of a truck or putting it on a hood/roof of a Bronco. At most, I am having lift half the weight of the carcass (60-90lbs) and transfer it to the hitch basket. I am able to do all this by myself without the help of another person. Depending on your physical ability, that may or may not be possible. Hope this info helps.
 

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Probably use my trailer or the roof. Hitch carrier is hopefully too small 😉
 
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I could get a 200 pound deer on the hood, but I’d rather not have to.
 

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A deer secured to the hood with the trail sights is something Sasquatch would do. And would drive the people who think ground beef comes straight from the store crazy.
 

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I dont hunt but Im thinking ya better go with the washout interior!
 

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