Pictures of 2004 hunt


  Pictures from 2010 hunt

         antelope  df                                                                                                                                                                

These are not the same deer. The one on the right is being prepared to dress out. We use a hanging pole that attaches to the suburban.

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Here is the hanging pole in action


The lack of trees usable to hang a deer and the desire to dress and skin the carcass caused me to invest something. The hanging pole has undergone a number of revisions. It is now equipped with a 12 volt winch where it used to

have a small hand winch such as you find on a boat trailer.. Here we have Ross Cairns and Karl Holliday dressing a deer on the left. That is me on the right we added another feature to the suburban a small tank (3 gallon) stainless steel, equipped it with a 12 volt pump and it is heated with water from the rear interior heater passing through the tank. Water gets hotter than you can tolerate.

And we use the rack on the front to transport the carcass to a sheltered spot before dressing it. The rack also carries the spare tire and a rope on a spindle to retrieve game from bottom of coulees where we often shoot game in a spot where a vehicle can not go. We find it easier to tow the game up the valley side with a vehicle than by using brute force.