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 Post subject: Deer hoist
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:55 pm 
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Some necessary wood work.

Bought one of those portable tripod hoists last week to help me get this season's carcass in the bed of my old beater Ranger. Last year, I almost couldn't load a small doe. Gettin' old I reckon. :wink:

Anyway, I don't know why they called the thing portable, it weighs 50lbs and you have to stake it into the ground. :roll: Also, I discovered that the leg spread wouldn't allow me to back my truck far enough in between the legs to get under a hung deer ( I take the kill to a local processor).

Soooooo, time for my inner Bubba to get to work. Finished up this hoist that I started on yesterday. Some scrap lumber I had laying around and the winch (less the gambrel, don't need that) that came with the tripod. Attached it to a 4x4 on my shop lean to with 2 of the ground stakes that came with the tripod. Tested it by hanging my 210lb self from it and I didn't break it, so I reckon it's good enough for any of the local deer. And after I retrieve the deer with my lawn tractor trailer and hang it from the winch, I can back the truck up under it and drop the future steaks and burger in the bed without breaking my back.

In case anyone is wondering why I didn't just buy a truck mount hoist, the ground here can be pretty soft and I didn't want to risk getting stuck.

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 Post subject: Re: Deer hoist
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:31 pm 
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I like your inventiveness. We usually us a singletree
hung from an oak for this kind of work.

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 Post subject: Re: Deer hoist
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Looks Good Gene..................next pic hopefully has a big buck in it! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Deer hoist
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:44 pm 
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reelinron wrote:
Looks Good Gene..................next pic hopefully has a big buck in it! :)


Not a buck. But a nice doe, about 130lbs, so should get around 35-40llbs of meat. Tagged her yesterday with my Henry and .41mag XTP ammo at almost 100yds. I love this gun. :D

There were 3 that presented themselves from the tree line to the North in the last pic. This one drew the short straw. :wink:

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Shot path from my shop (lower left) to deer down(upper right)

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