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    Game Cart?

    Who around here uses a game cart to haul deer and/or equipment?

    Considering one for this fall. Would like to know pros vs cons. Thanks

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    I use one fairly often depending on terrain.
    If there's lots of brush or trail narrower than the wheels it gets a bit tough. Otherwise works amazing

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    Using a cart will greatly depend on where you are hunting at. I built one back in the early 70's that used a motorcycle tire and brake set up. It worked great as long as we had a fairly good trail to run it on. But as the years went on and I started to hunt different areas I found that I wasn't using it so I sold it.

    As for the newer ones you need to figure out if you can use a single or dual wheel cart. Single wheels are great if the trails are just a single track, but the dual wheel one would be nice if the trails were wide enough to use it on without hanging up in the brush.

    One of the best ideas that I have seen were a couple of hunters using a wheelbarrow to haul out a elk. A dual purpose cart so to speak.
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    yep . work great in right terrain . not so great in mountainous terrain.

    sometimes they are great . sometimes they are more hindrance then help.
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    Steep terrain need a second person to keep it from rolling back sometimes. Unless it had a brake like Jim mentioned.

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    Have used game cart "mule" for years and love them. Have hauled deer out of cattail sloughs, CRP and through the snow and they worked great. One issue is I just bought a new Heavy Duty Cabelas cart and they are just that, too heavy. My terrain is fairly flat so they work well, mountainous terrain would probably pose a problem. Attach a couple ratchet straps to keep load in place.

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    I've used this off and on over the years. I built it for single track trails. I used standard rubber brakes on the rim and take extra pads with me. When the wheel gets wet the brakes don't grab very well, a disc or drum would be better but a drum is heavy and a disc is fragile. It's easy to balance the load when you carry it low. It also helps if you shoot your elk above camp and your buddy gravity can help out.Click image for larger version. 

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    I brought out a deer in a wheel barrel down the railroad tracks one time. Does that count? lol

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    They are great if you have no snow or mud and the trail is wide enough for the cart. In the mountains I prefer to pack on my back but in Nebraska the cart is perfect most of the time.

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    Sure makes it nice to haul out an elk in one trip. Have used one in sage flats and to haul an elk off of Kennaday Peak. It can work almost anywhere but is work. No brake on ours and one would sure be nice.
    Ours goes along to camp everywhere now if we have room to haul it.

 

 
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