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    dragging on flat, boggy ground. How??

    A perennial problem - would be very grateful to hear of people's solutions - the lower tech the better.

    Have been shooting large fallow deer on flat, boggy ground. Extraction is proving to be an ordeal: often can't get a quad closer than 1km (sometimes further). Dragging has required 2 people, takes an age and is exhausting. So far just been using a rope tied around the head.

    Does anyone have any tricks or suggestions for speeding things up?

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    Sledge of whatever variety or drag bag of whatever variety. Either will minimise friction. Have fun.

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    Stand a 45 gallon drum up. Cut it in half vertically and cut two wholes in the end attach rope. I find drag bags not good in wet boggy ground as it still sinks in. With a plastic 45 gallon drum it's plastic and lasts for years. Also light and washable.

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    I use one of these ( Deer Drag Sled Olive Green | BushWear ) for sticky situations, a bit cumbersome mind but mine has paid for itself countless times over.

    However if you are needing a less cumbersome alternative this (Large Deer Drag Bag ) may be a better option.

    When the ground is icy and especially when the snow is down I find the rigid sledge to be very effective.

    good luck.

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    Sell the quad and buy an Argo ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodp View Post
    Sell the quad and buy an Argo ?
    The obvious solution, but finances dictate that it's not an option.

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    Argo's can be cheap if you're willing to put some work in to them ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodp View Post
    Argo's can be cheap if you're willing to put some work in to them ???
    I can't be trusted with a bicycle, let alone an argo...

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    It's fibre glass, wouldn't be my first choice. I think HDPE would be a much better choice of material. GRP cracks easily and once the gel coat has worn through the actual glass fibre will wear quickly.

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