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OK once you shoot and gut your bear how do you usually drag him out if you have a ways to walk? Anybody have any good tips on dragging a bear out of the woods? Do you just toss a rope around him and pull or do you make something to slide under him to make pulling a lot easier?
 

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You have to be a knot man, but I have a piece of 1/2" line I have tied a small loop bowline in one end. Then I have 4 more larger bowline (non-slip) loops up the line. This allows several guys to drag them out. JP most likely has a couple too.
For long haul deer, I use a small OTTER sled.
 

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Sounds good guys. A sled wouldn't be a bad idea.
 

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I bought and old Army stretcher (surplus store). Works great if you have 2 guys. Learned this trick from Foggy Mountain Guide Svc. (it beats dragging!)

There are also canvass roll-up style stretchers available, too. Have one and and dragged an 195 pounder out before; deer went over the blow-downs much easier; no hangups...

Both stretchers were cheap, too.
 

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Thanks for the info. If you are by yourself does it work good too? The canvas roll up style stretchers I could see would work real well.
 

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Old Army stretcher works OK with one person. I thought of modifying it with a small wheel (for the grag end) and make a modified deer wheel barrel, sinliar to those $200-plus dollar "mule" drags they sell in catologs!
 
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