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Thinking about getting a jet sled. I am half as strong as I was when I was half my age and struggle to load deer into either my lifted jeep or back of my full size pick up, even with the 100 pounders that I typically get here on LI. I get it done, but keep looking for easier ways. I have a hitch mounted carrier that I've hauled a few with instead of hauling them into the back of the truck and that works, but I get the "looks" from other motorists that I could do without. Also, cleaning out the bed even though the jeep is rhino lined and the truck has a rubber mat is kind of a PITA. So was thinking the sled might help with dragging, loading, concealing, help hold ice for those early season hunts, and help facilitate clean up. So, want some 1st hand reviews from jet sled users. Last thing I need is another thing taking up space in my shed if it won't make life easier.

 

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I know a couple people that use them and they all love them.  I don't know how it would be loading a vehicle with it they just toss the deer in the truck.  They only use it to drag the deer out.

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I use it as well and like it a lot. Makes getting a deer out of the woods a lot easier, even without snow.


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Jet sled is amazing, i used old hockey sticks and made tow bars for when i use my atv. easier to drag, lift deer into truck, drag into garage and hang up, let the blood drip right into it. 

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I use one.  One area I hunt in gun season is very, very muddy and the jet sled makes it possible to drag a deer out fairly easily and keep the carcass clean.  It also makes it easier to get the deer in the back of my truck, lift the front of the sled to the gate, get down and lift up and slide in.  As you pointed out, it keeps things cleaner, you can also toss the heart, liver and other stuff into the sled for the drag out.

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Get it and get the teflon runner things. They're fantastic both for hunting season and ice fishing. Even regular fishing dragging all your shit. Love my jetsled!

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Jet sleds are great.  I use one for dragging and butchering.  I got mine for ice fishing, but pretty much only use it for hunting now.  Wish I got the next size up tho. 

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Or go with the “deer taco”
Find an old sign (mine was from Ashely Furniture) and attach a drag rope
To the head after “stitching” the taco around the deer. Weighs nothing and I carry it in my climber spokes.
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Or go with the “deer taco”
Find an old sign (mine was from Ashely Furniture) and attach a drag rope
To the head after “stitching” the taco around the deer. Weighs nothing and I carry it in my climber spokes.
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Would a Raymour & Flanagan banner work??


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Or go with the “deer taco”Find an old sign (mine was from Ashely Furniture) and attach a drag rope

To the head after “stitching” the taco around the deer. Weighs nothing and I carry it in my climber spokes.

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Is that deer a [mention=5805]wolc123[/mention] special? #Wolcd! 

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Is that deer a [mention=5805]wolc123[/mention] special? #Wolcd! #ThankYouForLessOverzealousModding #WeDemandUnlimitedLikes
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#MeatFirst...that monster was taken from a property I hunt for a deer management program that wants all deer shot.
I think it is slightly older still than Wolc’s prime target.


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Would a Raymour & Flanagan banner work??


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Should be fine. Avoid IKEA however. Their signs are sort of flimsy like their furniture


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Should be fine. Avoid IKEA however. Their signs are sort of flimsy like their furniture


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And who'd want to assemble it??


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I remember the deer taco posts from last year. There are commercial versions that sell for about $20, which I considered. I could/would then use a plank as a ramp to load into back of the vehicle. Based on the reviews I think the jet sled (the 54" long version) checks the desired boxes.

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Never used either method but a problem I could foresee with the sled or the taco is dragging on an uphill incline on slippery terrain like wet leaves or snow.  If you stop dragging the deer will start sliding back downhill.   Without a sled or taco you can get the deers hide to act as a brake and less chances of it sliding back downhill.  I've had a deer start sliding backwards without the sled or taco method on very slippery ground, but I do think the hide could at least help you out somewhat in a situation like that.

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Never used either method but a problem I could foresee with the sled or the taco is dragging on an uphill incline on slippery terrain like wet leaves or snow.  If you stop dragging the deer will start sliding back downhill.   Without a sled or taco you can get the deers hide to act as a brake and less chances of it sliding back downhill.  I've had a deer start sliding backwards without the sled or taco method on very slippery ground, but I do think the hide could at least help you out somewhat in a situation like that.

Absolutely an issue but still enjoyed the majority of a drag resistant free and embraced the suck of hills


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And who'd want to assemble it??


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I will send her over to help

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The country is just ok but their flag is a big plus

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