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    Napier tree hugger for suspended gralloch

    what are your views on this as a pice of kit ? Napier Tree Hugger - Stalking Essentials - Stalking - Stalking, Hunting Shooting

    Is it any better than a piece of webbing wrapped around a tree with some s hooks - or is it worth nearly 20 quid?

    I have normally just hoisted over a forked branch before with strong cord tied round hock, but open to ideas and products to make life easier (if it does!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 308tikka View Post
    Is it any better than a piece of webbing wrapped around a tree with some s hooks - or is it worth nearly 20 quid?
    No, nor can I see it offers many advantages over a length of paracord with loops at both ends!
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    It is a piece of webbing wrapped round a tree with some s hooks. So, no better no worse I would think. I have a fishing weight on a bit of paracord in the roe sack that i can throw over a branch if there is nothing low to hang the deer on but it hardly gets used to be honest.

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    I've bought one but not used it as yet, damn weather as with all things Napier the quality is great, I have an Apex predator roe sack that I adore and a Stalker rifle slip that is bomb proof and seen a lot of hammer. When I use it I will do a little write up, must say the Napier airglow wind checker is bloody great!

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    This is the best bit of kit I've bought in a long time - have lifted muntjac to large Sika with no effort at all

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    Thats the silverline hoist with 2 gambrel,s ,got 1 from ebay for 6.99 delivered they are good hoists for the money<6.99>atb
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    like tozzybum Ive got a silverline "pocket"pulley hoist
    and also an aldi rachet hoist. just a few quid.Essentially they make lifting easy
    using little effort and not pulling your shoulder out.

    there`s lots of gadgets but you've got to carry them.
    you could carry an electric winch and a 12 volt battery in your roe sack

    the tree hugger ideally needs a tree with no branches leaning at about 20 degrees from vertical.
    and you still need a pulley system.

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    For Roe and Muntjac I gralloch on the floor. I was shown how to do it properly by a pro and it's easier than than suspending IMHO. I do, however, have one of Keith's Stalkers Mate's and it is excellent on larger animals.
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    50 for a hoist and new paracord?! I have a folding gambrel so maybe ill just get the pulley... Or use paracord with loops!

    Thanks for replies. Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 308tikka View Post
    50 for a hoist and new paracord?! I have a folding gambrel so maybe ill just get the pulley... Or use paracord with loops!

    Thanks for replies. Interesting.
    In a moment of weakness I bought one of those pulleys, but now it gathers dust in the larder.

    I only have muntjac and roe, and the pulley was simply not required as I've yet to find a roe or muntjac that couldn't be suspended without.

    Now if I had fallow, red or sika things might be different.......

    For years I would gralloch on the floor, but I do find a suspended gralloch leaves a cleaner carcase, particularly if you can leave the beast suspended for a while.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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