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TEAM 8 Discussion Thread

PastorKen

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Anyone accustomed to hunting creek bottoms that have tall (100ft ish) ridges tight to either side I could use some help....
If SWO means South West Ohio I might be hunting the same public land you are. I might could help. I have some long ropes and have rappelled into areas to hunt before. I’m not trying to squeeze in on your hunting spots but you can borrow some rope if you want/need to. I’m taking vacation to hunt the end of this week and all of next week.
 

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If SWO means South West Ohio I might be hunting the same public land you are. I might could help. I have some long ropes and have rappelled into areas to hunt before. I’m not trying to squeeze in on your hunting spots but you can borrow some rope if you want/need to. I’m taking vacation to hunt the end of this week and all of next week.
Thank you for the offer. I am in Ontario though. I don't quite have to rappel in although some spots it would be safer to have a rope to hold on the way down. Worst case I can float one to the road. There is bedding in the creek bottom for sure on the points in S bends. Much of the high ground is private crops or a huge area full of golden rod and planted trees anywhere from 1ft to 6 ft high.
 

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I can’t imagine trying to remove a deer from a spot I had to rappell into.
I only did it once LOL! I used a come along. The problem was the cable was short, so I had to tie the deer off and re-position the come along multiple times.
Since then, I have rigged up the hand crank winch off a boat trailer with a longer cable. I also have several hundred feet of rope, pulleys & straps to attach to tree bases, along with a diagram of how to set it up for maximum mechanical advantage.
And I’m saving up for a helicopter.
 

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I haven’t thought about this in a long time. It is good that I am revisiting the topic. It makes no sense to work that hard to get hide and bones out of the woods. What I would do now would be to use the gutless method and get the meat off the bone. Put the meat bags in my backpack and climb out using the long climbing ropes.
 

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I haven’t thought about this in a long time. It is good that I am revisiting the topic. It makes no sense to work that hard to get hide and bones out of the woods. What I would do now would be to use the gutless method and get the meat off the bone. Put the meat bags in my backpack and climb out using the long climbing ropes.
That would be the way to do it in my opinion. I have packed out both deer I shot this year. It's so much easier even without considering the steep slopes your talking about. Now I just need to find a dissolve MR Popup 28 in stock somewhere so I don't have to hike out and get my pack first.

On a related note if any of you guys want to help fund my MR purchase there is a pair of Buckingham spurs for sale in the classifieds. Unlike @Nutterbuster, I'll even give a Team 8 discount. ;)
 

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Lol, did I stiff you on something? I buy and sell so much on here it's all a blur. ;)
I'll just quote your response to the price we settled on:

Ha! Fleeced him, boys!
But, Karma took care of it. I shot two deer in my first couple sits in your Kite and you missed your first two. Think that was a coincidence?

(I'm just giving you a hard time, the price was fair considering the current market)
 

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That would be the way to do it in my opinion. I have packed out both deer I shot this year. It's so much easier even without considering the steep slopes your talking about. Now I just need to find a dissolve MR Popup 28 in stock somewhere so I don't have to hike out and get my pack first.
I’ve packed out and I’ve dragged out. Packing it out is definitely easier. However, when I drag them out and hang it up on a gambrel, I get a little more meat for ten times the work. For example, the meat between the ribs. But if I’m hunting where I can leave the carcass in the woods, I don’t miss that rib meat at all!
As far as a backpack for packing meat out, if you don’t wanna spend the money you can pick up an old-school external frame backpack on craigslist for 20 bucks or so and make a meat hauler out of it. That’s what I did. Right after I finished it, a friend gave me an awesome backpack that can do everything including packing meat out.
 

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I’ve packed out and I’ve dragged out. Packing it out is definitely easier. However, when I drag them out and hang it up on a gambrel, I get a little more meat for ten times the work. For example, the meat between the ribs. But if I’m hunting where I can leave the carcass in the woods, I don’t miss that rib meat at all!
As far as a backpack for packing meat out, if you don’t wanna spend the money you can pick up an old-school external frame backpack on craigslist for 20 bucks or so and make a meat hauler out of it. That’s what I did. Right after I finished it, a friend gave me an awesome backpack that can do everything including packing meat out.
I think the next deer I clean, I'm going to try filleting the strips of rib meat out from between each rib. I watched a video of somebody (Rinella?) doing it and it seemed easy enough.
 

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I’ve packed out and I’ve dragged out. Packing it out is definitely easier. However, when I drag them out and hang it up on a gambrel, I get a little more meat for ten times the work. For example, the meat between the ribs. But if I’m hunting where I can leave the carcass in the woods, I don’t miss that rib meat at all!
As far as a backpack for packing meat out, if you don’t wanna spend the money you can pick up an old-school external frame backpack on craigslist for 20 bucks or so and make a meat hauler out of it. That’s what I did. Right after I finished it, a friend gave me an awesome backpack that can do everything including packing meat out.
Yep, I have a Molle II frame right now, it works well just looking to find something to use as my day pack plus have the ability to pack out meat. Just curious, what pack did your friend give you? I'm not 100% sold on the pop up but, it seems like the best option I've found so far.
 

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I think the next deer I clean, I'm going to try filleting the strips of rib meat out from between each rib. I watched a video of somebody (Rinella?) doing it and it seemed easy enough.
I did one side of last years deer that way and the other side I cut out and made slow cooker ribs with beer. They were alright but cutting it out is likely what I will do going forward.
 

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I did one side of last years deer that way and the other side I cut out and made slow cooker ribs with beer. They were alright but cutting it out is likely what I will do going forward.
What kinda yield did you get? What size deer?

I can't imagine more than a couple pounds of meat off of our little gulf coast whitetails.
 

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I didn't keep my tally from last year so I don't recall. He was big though I got 62lbs total meat minus the heart and liver.
 

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I want to say he was around 200.. I gutted him where he lay so total weight I never had.
 

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Tip for team 8. Those electric heated vests on Amazon are awesome.


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I got the pnuma outdoors one and also really like it!
 
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