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    Question Has anyone used game carts ?

    Dew a moose tag in Wyoming unit 26!! and just wondering if anyone has used a game cart. One wheel or two what make or brand is better .

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    I have a 2 wheeled one that I use. Works great for me. Biggest thing I have hauled out was a cow elk, took 2 of us. I also use it to haul my goose decoys out in the fields I hunt. It really has paid for itself.
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    I agree with Colorado Cowboy, but it really depends on the terrain. I'm still young, so I would rather load a pack up if there are several hills or brush to get through. We have hauled entire deer out with two of us pushing/pulling the cart through fields and up and down fields several times. I would say use it if you can, but if the terrain is too steep its more of a hassle because gravity is constantly working against you and there is not way to hold the cart except with your energy. Going downhill on the other hand is awesome.

    The trick is getting the cart balanced. Too heavy on the hands or down at the base of the cart and it is more work. Get the weight centered where it is easy to push and it is fantastic. It has taken us 4-5 deer to get the hang of it, but now that we do, we bring it on all of our hunts with our packs and decide after the animal is down which to use.

    We bought a cheaper one (don't remember the brand) and but more expensive wheels on it than the stock ones. We bought bicycle tire type so they "float" a little easier. We found the solid rubber type sink in easier and are harder to get over sticks and logs than they inflatable type, but we also have the solid rubber ones at the truck... just in case.

    All in all, I will continue to take our cart on all of our hunts no matter where we are going because you never know what you can use it for and most of them pack pretty nicely.
    Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.
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    single wheel will be easier on trails than the double. also play with the air pressure in tires. on bicycles in the mountains, hard tires bounce not roll over things.

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    I have a two wheel cart that works great. I am using a sled and it may be better in some places. I used the sled last hunt to get a large mule deer loaded. I use both in Nebraska. I can drag the sled with my Honda Fat Cat motorcycle. Sled is easy to load.

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    I've used a one wheel Pac 'Orse in the past. Works great on closed roads, but not much use cross country. I've loaded an entire 6 point elk on this cart, but it requires two people to control with this kind of load. I generally prefer to use a backpack instead of a cart, but the carts do have their place.
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    I have the standard 2 wheel cart, which can work great in the right situation.

    There are 2 models out there I've seen that would be awesome!

    one has 2 big wheels in line like a stretcher you'd see in an ambulance but it needs a guy up front and in rear but works awesome! you only have 1 path for the 2 wheels to follow... this guy I talked to with it, beat 2 guys out of the field with it. by himself.

    another was more for backpacking it almost looked like a wheel barrow in reverse...1 wheel, it followed you... I think that might work well and be easy to maneuver.

    I'd at least get one, even the decent cheap ones can be awesome and at least have it...

    depending on your fitness, home state(altitude), carrying a backpack full of meat miles and miles could be a nightmare.


    btw mine worked great on a couple of antelope a couple years back in WY and those are antelope!

    good luck!

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    One thing to remember.....can't use any of them in wilderness areas, even on established trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    One thing to remember.....can't use any of them in wilderness areas, even on established trails.
    Cowboy, are you sure about that? An unmotorized game cart? Bicycles are legal,right? All I know is that ATV's are forbidden. Just wondering.

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    Wilderness areas in general ban all wheeled vehicles, including game carts and bikes. As with everything, there are exceptions, but don't count on using a game cart in the wilderness.
    llp

 

 

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