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Teach wrote: »
Make a visit to your local hardware store- - - - -they have these useful, handy devices called "hinges". Put one in the center of each board, and they fold up for easy storage!
Edit: Harbor Freight or Northern Tool has metal ends that fit 2X6 boards for building riding lawn mower ramps. They would also work for deer drags.
Here's one of several designs on Ebay:http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALUMINIUM-LOADING-RAMP-END-KIT-ATV-4-WHEELER-LAWNMOWER-SNOWBLOWER-0100103-/141155177105?hash=item20dd811291:g:OfAAAOSw3mpXOL9n&vxp=mtr
Six-Gun wrote: »
It looks pretty sweet if you own a decent-sized property, and you want to take the skinning job to where the deer fell rather than vice versa. That can spare a lot of cleanup time and minimize the labor involved in moving the deer more times to get it to the shed/garage and hung long term. I'm just curious if it's as functional as it looks at face value. Thoughts?
BigDanS wrote: »
I do not have one, but I think it has a couple design flaws. First, I would want it far enough out that I could still open my tailgate. My bed area is where I keep a lot of gear and it is sealed up, so I would not want to be in a position where I needed to get something out, but the game was hanging and made it impossible to do unless it was removed.
Second, it would be better if it could swing or swivel at the base with a pin to hold it in place. That way you could skin and gut, turn it 180 degrees and drop it into the bed. Not really a problem with smaller game, but if something were bigger, like Midwest deer or mulies it might be handy.
It looks heavy and cumbersome to drag around. Meanwhile for under $30 's has this, and there are a lot of trees where most of us hunt.http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=23037566&camp=CSE:GooglePLA:23037566:16486372-DSG:HUNTING_BIG-GAME_BIG-GAME-ACCESS&gclid=CMnXrf6tr84CFcFbhgodjYkMfw
snake284 wrote: »
That's what we call a Single Tree in these parts.
cpj wrote: »
I've got a way to test it. Put cpj In a burlap bag. Hook the bag to the rope. See if you can drag him up the ramp.
He's full of crap
cpj wrote: »
I've got a way to test it. Put your kids In a burlap bag. Hook the bag to the rope. See if you can drag them up the ramp.
I'm full of excellent ideas. :up:
Six-Gun wrote: »
Given the simplicity of the rail system in my truck bed, I'm thinking that the guys suggesting buying another $20 block and tackle setup and simply hooking onto one of my moveable tie-downs may be on to something as far as keeping it the most simple. With a set of those ramp lips Teach linked, this could be easier and cheaper than I expected. I'll try to take pics of it with my current block and tackle setup and post them.
Varmintmist wrote: »
Just a thought, but:
loose the gambrel in the field and bring a short rope or chain for the neck.
Use you old b and t to test it, if you like it, get another and replace the rope with one long enough to reach 1/2 way down the ramp.
If I hang them, I like to hang then head up. Normally I open the rib cage up when gutting though, good reason for a bigger knife. Its a lot easier gutting for me that way. then cooling is quick also.
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