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Old 03-20-2020, 07:44 AM   #1
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I know hardly anyone uses them in Texas. But I am.in need of one for next season.

Anyone have any suggestions or recommendations?

I like the idea of this double axle one.
https://ads.midwayusa.com/product/10...xoCdT0QAvD_BwE

Let me know what you use and how you like it.

Thanks
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Old 03-20-2020, 07:48 AM   #2
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Would something like this work?

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...4aAhDAEALw_wcB
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Old 03-20-2020, 09:06 AM   #3
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The Hawk Crawler is a good cart. Steer clear of the cheap Sportsmans Guide models,they are more aggravation than they are worth.
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Old 03-20-2020, 09:13 AM   #4
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I’ve used games carts on public land. Bigger wheels roll easier over obstacles. Never used a 4 wheel cart but doubt it would work better than 2 wheels.
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Old 03-20-2020, 09:15 AM   #5
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I ended up buying one to use in Kansas on walk in areas. Worked really well and speeds up recovery of whole deer in one trip. Started using it in Texas on WMA where they want to weigh the animal. With two people, you can haul any size animal. I ended up getting an Ameristep from WalMart with free shipping. I ended up replacing the quick clips with bolts and locking nuts
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Old 03-20-2020, 09:21 AM   #6
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Brother-in-law made his own. Used motorcycle wheel in the middle and handles on both sides. I think there is an old thread on here with pics. We have pushed deer several miles with it. You can use it with one person or two.
The wheel in the middle makes it easy to roll over stuff. It kind of balances like a wheel barrow.
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Old 03-20-2020, 09:46 AM   #7
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I use a wheel barrow with the large solid rubber tire, works perfect.
Put the Deer in, use tie down straps and get to pushing!!
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Old 03-20-2020, 12:45 PM   #8
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The only one to have in my opinion!

https://youtu.be/9eUDMf4FhjI
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Old 03-20-2020, 12:56 PM   #9
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Get the Hawk Crawler. Its a little difficult to use in tight areas but overall the best one out there.
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Old 03-20-2020, 01:00 PM   #10
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I have an aluminum one that folds up and has backpack straps, was great getting it way back at Amistad I appreciated the backpack straps big time. It worked great getting animals out on the flatter areas but huge PITA over the rocky canyons and such, which at the time was mostly what I hunted so I usually just ended up quartering everything and packing out meat sacks. For normal Texas terrain I'd think it would work fantastically, but if you end up further West in the rocks and canyons you may be better off with a cheap pack frame for meat sacks.
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Old 03-20-2020, 01:12 PM   #11
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Ditto on the bigger wheels... it saved my bacon this year hauling out a big pig and gear off public land.
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Old 03-20-2020, 03:06 PM   #12
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This is one I made a couple yrs ago. Take wheels off, (hitch pins) use 1,2 or three sections to 18 ft. Sections are 6 ft. Foot rest folds flat for loading. Takes about 5 min or less to set up.
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Old 03-20-2020, 03:12 PM   #13
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The one you posted is “the cat’s meow “!!!

Once you use one, you won’t own anything elae
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Old 03-20-2020, 03:13 PM   #14
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I’d rather drag one as use the traditional style... unless your just going down a flat dry smooth road
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Old 03-20-2020, 03:41 PM   #15
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To save room in the boat I took out the 4 wheel style and put the regular style in the boat. Then had to load this horse out maybe 200 yards with GOOD help... looking back on that night I’d rather swam beside the boat and took the 4 wheel kart. It was a nightmare and the last I’ll use one
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Old 03-20-2020, 03:47 PM   #16
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This is my Kart of death. I recommend it if you cannot use a motor vehicle to retrieve your deer. The big wheels are great for getting over logs and such. The design makes it easy to move a big critter.
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Old 03-20-2020, 04:59 PM   #17
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This is the one I use
Rage Powersports Kill Shot Heavy Duty Big Game Deer Hauler Cart - $125

Rolls well and hauls all kinds of dead things, along with all the other crap i now hunt with.
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Old 03-20-2020, 05:05 PM   #18
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Old 03-20-2020, 05:30 PM   #19
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Kill Shot Throne 3-in-1 Game Cart, Hunting Chair Shooting Rest https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014U0LFBI..._bpuDEb0A209MS

Havenít tried it but might be my next purchase if I start hunting public more.


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Old 03-20-2020, 05:32 PM   #20
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This is the one I use
Rage Powersports Kill Shot Heavy Duty Big Game Deer Hauler Cart - $125

Rolls well and hauls all kinds of dead things, along with all the other crap i now hunt with.
I use one to haul 4 bags of corn. Easy down a sendero. Balance the load correctly and pull it
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Old 03-20-2020, 06:42 PM   #21
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I like that two axle deal but didn’t use it enough to justify double the cost. I’m sure eventually I wished I had. I bought an $80 deal off Amazon and have been happy with it . A guy suggested flipping the handle over like in the Rtic pic and it made all the difference in the world as far as ease of pull. With all our rocks, cactus, dead cedar and hills at our place dragging deer flat out just sucks! Not only is it a PiTA, it’s rough worrying about the cape keeping it high enough because the rocks will destroy one. These have been a welcome addition to our camp since we found Flattop at 880 yards without one.

Anyway. I did a few alterations like flipping the handle and adding HD cotter pins in place of the clips for the wheel axle to make it a little sturdier and not pop off while dragging. As little as we use them just dragging out deer or pigs to the truck, they have done well






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Old 03-20-2020, 07:13 PM   #22
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I have the hawk crawler. It’s the best money I’ve spent in a while. You can load a lot of stuff on that thing. I use a couple ratchet straps and carry my gear in. Super quiet too.
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Old 03-20-2020, 07:38 PM   #23
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I've had 4 or 5 of them over the years (two wheelers) as I've been hunting public land almost 35 years here in Texas. Just bought the Hawk Crawler Last summer. But haven't had a chance to use it yet. And like Whitefalcon above, I've added pull-pin wheels to all my ladder stands over the years also. Doubles as a game cart.
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Old 03-20-2020, 08:02 PM   #24
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Great Price on a Hawg crawler....with free shipping. Have bought several cameras from VMI through the years.



https://www.vminnovations.com/Produc...waAi5zEALw_wcB


Well hell.... Amazon too. Where was this pricing when I was looking?...


https://www.amazon.com/Hawk-Crawler-.../dp/B01D93036U
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Old 03-20-2020, 09:08 PM   #25
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Great Price on a Hawg crawler....with free shipping. Have bought several cameras from VMI through the years.



https://www.vminnovations.com/Produc...waAi5zEALw_wcB


Well hell.... Amazon too. Where was this pricing when I was looking?...


https://www.amazon.com/Hawk-Crawler-.../dp/B01D93036U
Wow. They were over $200 when they came out... and were worth that!

Thatís a great buy!
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Old 03-22-2020, 01:21 PM   #26
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Wow. They were over $200 when they came out... and were worth that!

Thatís a great buy!
Ya. And when I purchased mine last year, it was all I could do to find one. They weren't available anywhere. Oh well. I have mine now and I love it. I was carrying my climber on my back. Now I just strap everything to the cart and roll in. The one thing I love about this cart is when there is a log in the way. The rotating axles make climbing over a breeze. I hauled out (2) deer last year on public ground. My hunting buddy used it as well to pull his deer out as well.
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Old 03-25-2020, 08:22 PM   #27
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Well I got the hawk crawler in yesterday. $125 and free shipping from amazon was hard to pass up. It looks well built and solid.

I wouldnt mind replacing the tires with some solid rubber ones so I never have to worry about air pressure or flats. Anyone already done this? At minimum I'll put some tire goo in there for the time being.
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:26 PM   #28
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2 words. Jet. Sled. Goes through mud, water, gravel, etc. U can put your gear in it too. Its not fancy. But it beats any cart that doesnt have a motor.
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:48 PM   #29
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2 words. Jet. Sled. Goes through mud, water, gravel, etc. U can put your gear in it too. Its not fancy. But it beats any cart that doesnt have a motor.



I used them pulling decoys over mud ...but my rocky lease would tear that to shreds...I just cannot see that beating any cart.

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