Pictures of 2004 hunt
Pictures from 2010 hunt
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.
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.